600 Kilos of carp have died, ‘an unusual event’, in a river in Torreilles, France
This is a witness who gave the alert at 9 a.m. yesterday morning, worried to see a large number of carp float, the belly in the air, in the Bourdigou, in the centre of the village. Firefighters have therefore sent a team in recognition, which confirmed the abnormal mortality of carp in the river.
A boat of firefighters, with four personnel on board as well as a pumper mobilized so, initially, to oxygenate the water course. But it was eventually necessary removal of 600 kg of dead fish, an operation which continued up to 16 hours.
The municipality then had to take charge of destruction of fish thus recovered. Immediately conducted analyses revealed the presence of pollution of organic origin, without that the cause was unable yet to be determined.
Courtesy of lindependant.fr