Indiana Conservation Officers are currently seeking those responsible for a fish kill in a small creek and private pond in Sidney.
According to the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Conservation Officer Keith Dinn and IDEM representative Greg Carter responded to a call from a private land owner near SR 13 and CR 1250 South, who discovered dead fish in his pond. According to officials, 433 fish were killed by what is believed to be animal waste.
According to investigators an unlawful field application, or what they believe is more likely, an unlawful dump from a manure honey wagon took place in the immediate area upstream from the fish kill. Dinn states that he believes the violation likely occurred within just a day or two prior to the discovery of the kill.
Indiana Conservation Officers is requesting the public’s assistance in solving this environmental contamination and fish kill. If anyone has any information that may be helpful to bring the responsible party to justice, you are urged to call 1-800-TIP-IDNR, or 1-812-837-9256. You may remain anonymous.