"Iowa Official Finds Dead Fish In 50 Miles Of Fertilizer-Contaminated River"

"State conservation officials have found no living fish in the East Nishnabotna River south of Red Oak — the result of a massive fertilizer spill at a farmers cooperative.

The only living fish were discovered near Hamburg in far southwest Iowa, downstream of where the river joins with the West Nishnabotna, said John Lorenzen, a fisheries biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

However, the handful of surviving carp he saw appeared to be in the process of dying."

Jared Strong reports for the Iowa Capital Dispatch March 29, 2024.

Source: Iowa Capital Dispatch, 04/01/2024