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July 25, 2011
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Department investigating incidents of dead fish

Environment, Energy & Forestry

The Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry is investigating two reported fish kills in West Prince.

The fish were discovered in the Trout River on Saturday afternoon. A second incident was reported on Sunday morning in the Big Pierre Jacques River.

Heavy rain fell in West Prince on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Prince Edward Islandís investigation enforcement staff and emergency response team were on site immediately after the incidents were reported. Samples of soil, foliage, water and fish have been collected for analysis.

Department staff is continuing the investigation today at both sites.

Media Contact: Kim Devine
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