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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Toxic growth kills fish in Billericay's Lake Meadows, Essex - 10th Aug 2011

ONE hundred fish have died after a lake filled with toxic algae.

The fish, mainly carp, were starved of oxygen when blue-green algae formed at the beauty spot in Lake Meadows Park, Billericay.

A Basildon Council officer, who monitors the lake, discovered the algae outbreak during a routine check of the water’s oxygen levels at the weekend.

He immediately installed compressors to pump oxygen into the lake and thousands of fish survived, but about 100 died.

Hugh Reynolds, the council’s manager of parks and grounds maintenance, said: “The lake at the park suffers from blue-green algae, which is an annual occurrence.

“Having gone into bloom due to the hot weather, the algae sucks the oxygen out of the water and can sadly start to kill fish. Read More