RIDLEY PARK, Pa. (CBS) – The Ridley Park Highway Department began a massive cleanup early Sunday morning after a large amount of dead fish was discovered in Ridley Park Lake.
At about 8 p.m. on Saturday, authorities say Ridley Park Borough President Bob Berger and state Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-162, of Ridley Park received a call from a resident about an usual amount of fish kill in the water.
Police and state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, were called to the scene. Water samples were taken and officials say after running some tests, the water appears to be okay. According to authorities, the test results have not presented any immediate clues as to what may have killed the fish, but additional samples will be sent to the state lab for more testing.
Officials say Saturday night’s rainfall may have diluted the water, and sent any possible contaminants downstream.
At this time, police say the lake does not present a danger to those who wish to visit, but fishing is discouraged.
Ridley Park Police are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to determine why the fish died. At this time, it does not appear to be criminal.
Reported by Crystal Cranmore, CBS Philly