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NFC: White River fish kill update: link to newspaper story
This morning's Indianapolis Star had the following headline. Click on link
or paste URL to your browser for the full headline. Note timelines on right
A couple of days ago an Anderson, Indiana exotic pet store owner was shown on
TV news being led away in handcuffs for allegedly neglecting some animals and
having a few dead fish. Anderson was the source of the toxin for the White
River fish kill. I observe that an alleged small time crook gets arrested
but a year later the felons who literally destroyed 50 miles of fish are
still walking free.
I also observe that if you slowly poison the river as we have been for over a
hundred years it gets little attention. If you do it quickly, you get
attention, though you may not get punished.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Starnews.com | News</A>
No justice yet in fish kill
A year later, no charges have been filed, and lawsuits have produced little
besides legal fees.
...............Just how prepared are these federal officials to take on the
From 1994 to 1998, only 21 environmental cases were prosecuted by this office.
Of the eight cases that did not result in convictions, six were cases in
which companies or individuals were charged with killing or injuring
migratory birds. Another case was transferred to a different district, and
the eighth case was dismissed but later successfully prosecuted after being