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Fish kill in Porter’s River, a backwater outlet off the West Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana caused by a discharge from the Temple-Inland paper mill in Bogalusa of black liquor, a byproduct of the paper making process, turning the river black killing fish, shellfish and turtles along 40 miles of the river. The chemicals released into the river depleted oxygen levels which caused the fish kill in the river and its' many tributaries. Clean-up crews were dispatched on the Aug. 18th to remove the dead fish ( including carp, drum catfish, perch, sac-a - lait , eels , sardines and heel splitter clams) before they sink depleting the waterway of more oxygen causing an even larger environmental disaster.
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Fishkill Caused by Toxic Spill
Fish kill in Porter’s River, a backwater outlet off the West Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana caused by a discharge from the Temple-Inland paper mill in Bogalusa  of  black liquor, a byproduct of the paper making process, turning the river black  killing fish, shellfish and turtles along 40 miles of the river. The chemicals released into the river depleted oxygen levels which caused the fish kill in the river and its' many tributaries. Clean-up crews were dispatched on the Aug. 18th to remove the dead fish ( including  carp, drum catfish, perch, sac-a - lait , eels , sardines and heel splitter clams) before they sink depleting the waterway of more oxygen causing an even larger environmental disaster.