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Investigators Still Not Sure What Killed New River Fish

Posted September 2, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— State investigators say they're still not sure what caused Sunday's massive fish kill on the New river near Camp Lejeune.

Most of the 1,000,000 dead fish are all but gone, thanks to predators and recent rains, but investigators say they have found enough to point them in the right direction.

Spokesperson Debbie Crane says they suspect a one-celled organism that was blamed for several kills last summer.

State investigators are conducting their own tests