Pearl River recovering from chemical spill

By on March 6, 2012

The Pearl River in Louisiana is recovering from a 2011 chemical spill that turned the river black and killed thousands of fish, according to a report from the Times-Picayune.

A Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stocking initiative has catfish and bluegill swimming in the river again. The agency plans further stocking and a monitoring project to track fish survival and says the water quality has recovered.

The paper mill responsible for the spill must upgrade its equipment and will likely face a fine pending the results of an official investigation.


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  1. Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tours

    November 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Join us on a tour of the Honey Island Swamp and the Pearl River as we observe the changes that this chemical spill has created and the ability for the environment to bounce back and the opportunity to make a difference.

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