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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

RCWA update on dead fish

From the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance:
We are receiving many questions about last weeks fish die off so I wanted to follow up. RCWA collected dead fish samples before [we] found out that dead fish are not acceptable sample criteria and that they need to be received within 24 hours. It was a holiday, Labor Day, and not possible to get analysis before this deadline. In addition they are very expensive and RCWA has little money.

[The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation] was the lead investigative regulatory agency on site for the fish die off. They took a water sample but RCWA has not heard about any results yet. They traced the source of the toxin to Richland Creek to a storm drain near or at the Publix construction site. They said they were many species of fish killed and that there were also a suspected pumping from a pit on the construction site of groundwater into Richland Creek. RCWA has inquired for the Department of TDEC for Groundwater Protection to investigate.
WSMV-TV covered this news recently as well.

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