- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

PARRISH, Ala. (AP) - State officials are investigating after dozens of dead fish were found floating in waters that flow into the Black Warrior River.

Al.com reports (bit.ly/28IROkQ) that the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Department of Environmental Management are investigating the fish kill in the Mulberry Fork of the river, near a coal-fired power plant operated by Alabama Power.

Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman said the company was supporting the investigation.

Sznajderman told Al.com that the incident took place near the William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant, but that it was unclear whether it is connected to the plant’s operations.

Al.com reports that fisherman James Bramlett reported seeing many dead fish floating in the Mulberry Fork and Baker’s Creek, which flows past the Gorgas plant into the river.

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