The Georgia Environmental Protection Division may know this week what killed perhaps 100 fish along the Ogeechee River in Southeast Georgia about ten days ago. A year ago the biggest fish kill in state history occurred on the stream when about 38,000 fish died along a 70 mile stretch below the discharge pipe of the King America Finishing Plant. Last year investigators blamed the deaths on low river levels, high temperatures and pollution below the KAF discharge that so weakened the fish they died of the bacterial disease columnaris.
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