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Fish Holocaust in Central China

Posted by feww on September 3, 2013

Millions of dead fish blanket Fuhe River in central China’s Hubei Province

The fish mass die-off may have been caused by excessive ammoniacal nitrogen levels, according to an early investigation.

Ammonia is a toxic pollutant which can poison humans and pollute water bodies. Ammoniacal nitrogen (NH3-N), is a measure for the amount of ammonia found in landfill leachate, sewage, farm run-offs,  liquid manure and other liquid organic waste products.

Fish Holocaust -Central China
Original caption: Dead fish float on the Fuhe River in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Sept. 3, 2013. Large amount of dead fish were spotted in several sections of the Fuhe River on Monday afternoon. An earlier investigation suggested that those fish died of excessive ammonia nitrogen that polluted the water. Further investigation is underway. (Xinhua/Cheng Min). More images…

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