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A warning sign at a boat launch next to Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana where a fish kill caused by a spill/ discharge from the Temple-Inland paper mill in Bogalusa made up of a mixture of pulp and unspecified chemicals that turned 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 before they sink depleting the waterway of more oxygen causing an even larger environmental disaster.
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Fishkill Caused by Toxic Spill, Papermill Chemical Spill
A warning sign at a boat launch next to Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana where a fish kill caused by a spill/ discharge from the Temple-Inland paper mill in Bogalusa made up of a mixture of pulp and unspecified chemicals that turned 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 before they sink depleting the waterway of more oxygen causing an even larger environmental disaster.