UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (KDKA) – The Department of Environmental Protection is blaming a fungicide for the fish kill last month in Chartiers Creek.

The DEP estimates thousands of fish of many different species and other aquatic life died.

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Now the DEP says it will wait for more test results.

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They’re calling on the public to report any future fish kills or pollution events immediately to the DEP because the lag in reporting time seriously hindered this investigation.

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Investigators shared that fish and aquatic life is returning to the creek, and they’ve found no new evidence that any fungicide remains in the water.

Meghan Schiller