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Vermont officials investigate fish kill in lake

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Vermont state agencies are investigating the death of fish in an Addison County lake and whether a pesticide sprayed to control mosquitoes caused the fish kill. The fish kill was noticed in Fern Lake several days after a chemical was sprayed in the area to kill mosquitoes. A Fish and Wildlife biologist said the fish died from spawning stress and increasing water temperatures. An additional report by state aquatic biologist Rick Levey said the die off may be related to the spraying of malathion.

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