Dead fish wash up after Melbourne factory fire

Fire fighting chemicals have killed fish in Melbourne waterways after last week’s factory fire.

DEAD fish, eels and other marine life have washed up on the banks of Melbourne waterways after toxic chemicals and firefighting foam entered a creek while crews worked to extinguish a factory fire in the city’s west. Fish deaths have been reported in the Yarra River and Maribyrnong River.

According to an artocle in The Age newspaper, the fish deaths come amid increasing anger among residents about potential health effects from the fire.

Recreational anglers are advised to avoid all fishing along Stony Creek and within approximately 5 km of the junction of Stony Creek and the Yarra River. Hobson’s Bay and areas of Port Phillip Bay may also be affected. The Environment Protection Authority chief environmental scientist Dr Andrea Hinwood also stressed that pet owners should keep their dogs away from affected waterways.

You can read the full article HERE.

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