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Fox River fish kill caused by chemicals

May 17, 2010 at 07:35 AM

SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say no charges have been filed in connection with the alleged dumping of chemicals into the Fox River that left fish and wildlife dead.

Witnesses called South Elgin police on Saturday after seeing bubbles floating downstream and fish popping up from the water.

Police Sgt. Randy Endean says officers and fire officials followed the bubbles to their source. There, he says they found two people putting substances into the water.

Endean wouldn’t say what the substance was.

The case has been turned over to conservation police from the state’s Department of Natural Resources. Spokeswoman Januari Smith says state officials are investigating.

Endean says workers have been cleaning the water, recovering dead fish and caring for affected wildlife.

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