Mysterious Fish Deaths

MABELTON, Ga. (AP) _ The state is investigating a mysterious
substance that apparently killed hundreds of fish in a private pond
over Memorial Day weekend.

Cobb County Fire spokesman Lieutenant Dan Dupree says the
department contacted the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
after getting a call from Claude Beaver on Sunday afternoon about
his pond.

Dupree says the nearly 2-acre pond was covered in a
strange film and hundreds of brim, carp and bass were dead in the
water.

He says officials don't know what the substance is but are sure
it is not dangerous to the public or the nearby Chattahoochee
River.

Dupree says investigators are looking into a possible link
between the deaths and two tanker trucks sitting upstream from the
pond.

Beaver did not immediately a call for comment.


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