Monday, January 30th, 2023
Monday, January 30th, 2023

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Southeast Neb. fish kill blamed on fertilizer

Hebron, Neb. (AP) – Authorities suspect anhydrous ammonia killed
thousands of fish in a stretch of southeast Nebraska’s Little Blue
River.

Thayer County Sheriff David Lee reports several calls about the
fish, which were spotted in Hebron and downstream for about eight
miles.

Spokesman Brian McManus of the Nebraska Department of
Environmental says officials are still checking but it’s believed
the culprit was the ammonia, a common farm fertilizer.

He says state officials don’t know yet whether the spill was an
accidental or deliberate act.

Corrective action includes fines ranging into the thousands of
dollars and paying to restock fish into the river

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