Fish Kill: NDRRMC releases investigation report

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday released the findings of the investigation which was conducted in relation to the Fish Kill incidents in Batangas and Pangasinan.

According to the NDRRMC, intermittent light to moderate and heavy rains in Taal Lake region made the surface water dense which forced the deep hot bottom water containing pollutants to go up hitting the cages with stocks.

The same report also says that the fish kill in Pangasinan was caused by the abrupt change of water parameters as a result of the heavy downpour of rain brought about by Typhoon "Chedeng."

The NDRRMC revealed that the estimated total loss caused by the fish kill has reached more than P115 Million as of Thursday.

On Friday, there were reports on TV that two persons from different locations were suspected to have been poisoned by double-dead Milkfish ("botchang Bangus"). Reports said both were hospitalized due to abdominal pain and excessive vomiting.

Below is the full text of the NDRRMC Situational Report No. 2 dated June 2, 2011:

NDRRMC Update re Taal Lake Fish Kill 02 june 2011