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Fished Killed; Waterways Poisoned by Illinois Destroyer of Natural Resources

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It's been a year since the Illinois Department of Natural Resources poisoned all the fish in Lincoln Park's South Pond to "restore" the water body into a "model Illinois freshwater habitat."

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Legions of goldfish, koi, bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish/bluegill hybrids which inhabited the pond for 140 years struggled to the surface and died after state "environmentalists" poisoned the water with Rotenone. Soon the lagoon sported a slick of shiny, golden and still moving fish like a macabre layered bar drink.

The irony of killing the fish to save the pond was not lost on Chicago residents who have enjoyed the fish from rented paddle boats on the 5.2 acre pond for generations.

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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)
 

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