Re: NANFA-- article on Indiana fish kill
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:30:45 EST

In a message dated 12/28/99 9:09:41 AM US Central Standard Time, writes:

<< thanks for posting this. That part of the state is still on karst (porous
limestone geology), right? If so, I'd be concerned about their
"reassurances" that it won't get into groundwater.>>

Not sure. I'll see what I can find out. My old ROTC Commandant had a second
career with the US Geological Survey and also happens to live near there. I
bet he knows the area well and would be glad to make a field trip. What else
should I look for? Pictures of any value to anyone?

Air temperatures are still below freezing so fish should be fairly well

<<This might also be an opportunity to walk the banks, and ID fish killed by
the spill. Wear waders and rubber gloves. Any rare taxa that you find
(Cycleptus, Crystallaria, Moxostoma carinatum, Etheostoma histrio) might be
grounds for increasing the fine when this company is "reprimanded." Be
careful, but this would be some really useful information if the DNR
biologists aren't getting it. >>

What would be the best way to preserve specimens of these if I find them?
Also need to find out if it is legal to have them in my possession. Any
links to these so I can ID them for sure?

Will report back any findings and links as they become available.

Here is link to Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management; I just checked it
and did not find any information on this event. Some may be posted later.

<A HREF="">Indiana Department of Environmental

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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