Public hears from Georgia DNR on Ogeechee River fish kill

By: Victoria Lyons Email
By: Victoria Lyons Email

Dead fish have been cropping up in the Ogeechee River. (May, 2011)

News 12 at 11 o'clock / Tuesday, June 7, 2011

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga.---It was a packed house at Effingham County Middle School tonight where people showed up to get answers about the dead fish in the Ogeechee River.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that more than 33,000 fish have been killed.

At tonight's three hour meeting, people asked questions to a full panel of DNR officials who say the investigation is still ongoing. However, News 12 is told one DNR official pinpointed the location of a King America Finishing discharge pipe as the origin of the problem.

Members of the audience say a class action lawsuit against whoever is responsible is moving forward.

There was also talk of restocking the river with fish.

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