"30-mile Fish Kill at Dunkard Creek"

"Three weeks ago, fish started dying in Dunkard Creek, a scenic stream that winds along the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border in Monongalia County.

Muskie, smallmouth bass and flathead catfish turned up dead. So did mussels, minnows and salamanders. Just about all of the aquatic life was wiped out for 30 miles. ...

West Virginia environmental regulators, along with federal officials and their counterparts in Pennsylvania, have struggled to figure out what happened."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette September 26, 2009.

Monday, September 28, 2009