This just ticks me off!!!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL NEBRASKA TALK' started by suddawg, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Group Offers Reward In Salt Creek Fish Kill Case
    Sheriff's Offer To Help Apparently Turned Down

    POSTED: 3:47 pm CDT July 14, 2006
    UPDATED: 5:19 pm CDT July 14, 2006


    LINCOLN, Neb. -- A reward of up to $1,000 has been offered to help find out who killed thousands of fish in Salt Creek.

    A group called Friends of Wilderness Park made the offer.

    Mary Roseberry-Brown, the group president, said the reward is for the identification and conviction of whoever was responsible.


    Thousands of fish died last weekend along a 10-mile section from Roca to Lincoln, including Wilderness Park. The state thinks someone illegally dumped ammonia into the creek, and investigators are awaiting test results on water samples. It is the third time in five years investigators said someone has dumped illegally into the creek.

    A Department of Environmental Quality spokesman said investigators have ruled out contamination from livestock waste and from an ammonia pipeline that runs through the Roca area.

    Friends of Wilderness Park 's Foster Collins said he's frustrated that law enforcement is not being included in the investigation.

    "I don't know at this point what is being done. If it was an intentional dumping, then that is a criminal matter and that's something the sheriffs office would be better equipped to investigate than DEQ," Collins said.

    A representative of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said the department offered to help, but was turned down. DEQ said it typically works with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on these type of investigations.
     
  2. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    I was probley a big company tha will never get caught and if they do they will never be jailed for it just fined.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Shouldn't they do more than offer to help? I know that dumping is a crime and you can be sited for dumping. It makes me mad to that people do stupid stuff like that. I hope they find the one's responsible for that and charge them per pound of fish they killed. I think 200 dollars and one year in jail per fish plus clean up cost should be pretty fair. If it is a big company I hope they get fined and people boycott that company.
     
  4. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    It sounds kind of funny that they didn't ask for the Sheriff's help in the investigation. I don't know, but I hope they get the person(s) responsible and hang them out to dry. Make an example of them.

    SudDawg
     
  5. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    People have no respect for the fish and water They must never take kids fishing and see all the wonderful smiles.
     
  6. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Let someone do that down here and I will be on the rampage, god knows that the local warden (read: drunk) would not do any investigating.

    Aaron

    TA2D
     
  7. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The dumping had to be where the killing started.It will most likely take a member of the public to put a stop to it.I have been there.Nuff said.peewee-williams
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    That is just irresponsible. People are too lazy and cheap to go about in properly disposing of trash/chemicles/tires/ anything anymore. It makes me sick to see my fishing holes cluttered with waste. I would be deathly sick if someone caused a fish kill being an idiot.
     
  9. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    There ya go Aaron. There's a job you can look at!

    Suds
     
  10. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I agree it pi$$es me off also. I think there shout be stiff finds AND imprisonment for any one that dose such a thing
     
  11. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    i saw that in the newspaper that someone dumped ammonia somewhere in the creek. also i didnt know there where fish in salt creak:eek:oooh: :confused2:
     
  12. geihsler

    geihsler New Member

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    This does pissme off, if I was hunting bears for gall bladders, two weeks and I'd be busted
     
  13. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    I know right! I'm still mad that the Feds didn't request the Sheriff's investigating the crime.

    SudDawg
     
  14. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I don't understand why the sheriff would offer help, he should have just went to work, it's his job. it sounds to me like they already know who did it.
     
  15. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    Well actually it falls under federal jurisdiction. If the Department of Environmental Quality doesn't want to play nice with the Sheriffs department, then they don't have to. Yeah it does sound very suspiscious. We'll see if anything turns up, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

    SudDawg
     
  16. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Amonia? (sp) Meth lab. I bet they were making meth and got rid of the by product in the water.
    Bill
     
  17. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    You know it come to mind that there is already a well funded and orginized group that could be a big help in a situation like this.
    P.E.T.A. they would be perfect for this kind of situation, lets assume it was drug makers they were proabably testing their stuff on our little furrie friends and then killing all those fish. Think of the message it would seen to all the world. Now I said the above tongue in cheek but what would it hurt to ask them to look in to it.
    I think the situation with not using the Sheriff is the old story about a fedreal agency seeing it's self superior to a local one.
    I generaly think peta has life F.U.B.A.R. but they could be debrainwashed and pointed in the right direction and become productive members of socity again.
     
  18. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    They don't want the sheriff's help ,almost sounds like a sweep under rug sort of thing. I'll agree on the stiff fines,jail time,also make them clean up the whole area and have to pay for it out of own pocket .Could think of a lot of other things but can't say on here.
     
  19. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Third time in 5 years. Someones gettin greased.
     
  20. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    That's actually a good possibility now that you mention it. And I agree with the idea of the feds thinking they are superior to local law enforcement.

    SudDawg