ODA Issues Warnings Over Fish Kills

(Toledo, OH)  Two people are being warned by the Ohio Department of Agriculture after manure-based fish kills in the Maumee River.  

Over 66,000 fish were killed in the watershed in August.  A month ago, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said it is seeking over $32,000 in restitution for three people for the fish deaths.  Now the ODA is issuing written warnings in connection to the incident, prompted by spreading  manure on farm fields just before storms. 

The fishkills prompted an outcry from environmental groups trying to get more done about the Lake Erie toxic algae blooms. 

A former candidate for Toledo mayor even dumped dead fish and tainted lake water into a fountain outside One Government Center to make his point about the fishkills.


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