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No clear cause on South Carolina fish kill

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A Clemson University professor says it's unclear what caused a fish kill in South Carolina lakes last month.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported a Clemson professor studied the cause of a fish kill at Lake Bowen and another reservoir in Spartanburg County.

Professor John Rogers said a spray recently used to kill algae on the water may have contributed to the fish kill, but was not the only cause.

A number of dead fish were found in the water shortly after the algae killing spray May 14.
The state Department of Natural Resources is also investigating the fish kill.
Rogers said he examined the dead fish for indication of copper but found none of the metal in some fish and not enough to kill the fish in some others.
Information from: Herald-Journal,

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