Dead Fish Showing Up After Gas Spill Into Upper Peninsula Canal (Portage Canal)

Written by TrevStone

Talk about a very sad story in a beautiful part of the United States of America.

Recently in Houghton County, a town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they had a very sad incident happen as a gasoline truck tipped and the gas started to go into the Portage Canal.

The entire Canal, including public access beaches and boat launches are temporarily closed for recreational boating and body contact.

The primary concern for public safety is exposure to benzene due to inhalation and skin contact. Affected residents near the spill site are being temporarily evacuated by emergency personnel due to safety concerns.

Sadly the concern is moving into the life of the fish in the lake. One user on Facebook wrote “we are starting to see dead fish” and posted the image below:

How sad. From people not being able to go into the water to fish now showing up dead. Hopefully they can get this under control.

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