Nevada marina deemed safe despite 100K fish kill

Jan 19, 2014 by Scott Sonner

Though testing is incomplete, state officials say they're convinced a Nevada marina where an estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish died poses no danger to humans or animals.

Environmental and say there's been no sign of any contamination like the pollutants that leaked into the pit in the 1980s from a nearby petroleum tank farm.

Scientists say the massive fish kill at the Sparks Marina was caused by a dramatic drop in the water's , which they say is not all that uncommon.

They believe it was triggered by a weeklong cold spurt in December when lows hovered near zero at the former gravel pit converted into a marina 15 years ago along Interstate 80 just east of Reno.

But some citizens are questioning officials' assurances the marina is safe.

Explore further: Italian olive tree disease stumps EU

3 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Toxin found in sardines that clogged US marina

Mar 12, 2011

(AP) -- The millions of sardines that were found floating dead in a Southern California marina this week tested positive for a powerful neurotoxin, researchers said Friday. ...

Tons of dead sardines scooped from Calif. harbor

Mar 14, 2011

(AP) -- Cleaning crews on Sunday finished removing millions of fish found floating dead in a Southern California marina, five days after the slimy, stinking mass of sardines was discovered.

Recommended for you

Italian olive tree disease stumps EU

Mar 27, 2015

EU member states are divided on how to stop the spread of a disease affecting olive trees in Italy that could result in around a million being cut down, officials said Friday.

China starts relocating endangered porpoises: Xinhua

Mar 27, 2015

Chinese authorities on Friday began relocating the country's rare finless porpoise population in a bid to revive a species threatened by pollution, overfishing and heavy traffic in their Yangtze River habitat, ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.