Fish death baf­fling

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

MYS­TERY sur­rounds the death of thou­sands of fish on the banks of a Tas­ma­nian river, with sci­en­tists fail­ing to pin­point a cause. The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity has re­leased its find­ings into the June 26 dis­cov­ery of the fish, mostly bream, on a 5km stretch of the Sca­man­der River. Test­ing of wa­ter, the fish and a white residue ob­served nearby showed no signs of pol­lu­tion. The residue was found to be nat­u­ral and non- toxic. “The most plau­si­ble the­ory is that the fish deaths re­sulted from nat­u­ral causes,” a state­ment read.

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