Fish and Wildlife investigating Harlan fish kill

Fish and Wildlife investigating Harlan fish kill


HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department and Environmental Protection Agency are investigating what is killing fish in a Harlan County creek.

Frank Linshumate told WYMT-TV he's seen many dead and dying fish over the past few days in Catrons Creek and the water was black.

He said this isn't the first time the water there has been contaminated. He used to play in the creek but says his children cannot because of the pollution.

Fish and Wildlife's Steve Combs said they are finding dead fish ranging in size from about 13 or 14 inches down to minnow size. But he said finding the cause of the fish kill could be difficult because Sunday's rains likely washed away the pollutants.

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