Local officials “UNCONVINCED” with State’s explanation that oil had nothing to do with huge fish kills — Taking samples to build their case


Despite final well kill, oil persists along coastal Louisiana, WWL-TV, September 19, 2010 at 5:49 p.m. EDT:

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the [four recent massive] fish kills are due to low oxygen -- and not related to the oil spill.

However, parish leaders remain unconvinced. On Sunday, representatives of the district attorney's office in Plaquemines, went out to one of the fish kill areas. They collected samples, which could end up being used in civil penalties case related to the oil spill.

"We're just building our case," said Christina Cossich DeYoung, a private attorney whose firm is assisting the district attorney's office. "We're coming to take samples of the fish, to take scrape the fish, to see if there is any oil in the fish."

In Bay Jimmy, oil is still washing ashore... "We're losing this marsh," Hahn said, as he pointed at the oiled blades of marsh grass.

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