Indiana Fish Commit Suicide
UPI News clip, posted 24 Jan, 2000
Riverfront residents knew something was wrong when carp began leaping an astonishing 7 feet out of the water and thrashing about on shore. Before long, dead carp and minnows were piling up on the banks. Hundreds of thousands of fish - more than 85 tons - have collected along a 50-mile stretch of the White River. State and federal officials still are trying to pinpoint the source of what has become one of the worst fish kills ever in Indiana. The state Department of Environmental Management said the contamination never posed a threat to people. The water was polluted even before the fish kill.