Deadly waters

Ben Silvester
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By Ben Silvester, and Jessica Greenan
Updated April 6 2022 - 8:34am, first published 6:21am

Tonnes of fish have been killed by toxic water in the Curdies River in what authorities have described as a small kill. Local landcare expert Geoff Rollinson said the fish kill had been exacerbated by significant quantities of cow excrement in the river, but the Environmental Protection Authority described the kill as a natural occurrence due solely to an algal bloom.

Ben Silvester

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Jessica Greenan

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Journalist at The Warrnambool Standard. Send me news tips at jess.greenan@austcommunitymedia.com.au or call 0456 901 194