Fish kill prompts MDEQ to shut down Bayou Casotte
by Associated Press
Published: August 20,2013
Tags: Bayou Casotte, ecosystem, environment, factory, fish, fish kill, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, pollution, seafood, state agency, water, water pollution, wildlife
JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a fishing and water contact closure for Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the bayou.
MDEQ staff yesterday investigated a fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County and issued the closure. Officials say the cause of the kill is believed to be linked to low pH waters released from the Mississippi Phosphates Corporation.
The department says the precautionary closure was issued to protect the public from potentially harmful water conditions and does not affect navigation interests. The public, however, is advised to avoid the waters and while seafood is not considered to be contaminated, fishermen are advised not to consume any seafood collected from these waters until further notice.
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