Chlorine leak kills farmed salmon in Norway
August 19, 2021
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - About 96,000 farmed salmon are believed to have died when a leak in a tank sent 4,000 gallons of chlorine into a fjord in Arctic Norway.
Roger Pedersen, a spokesman for the salmon farming company Grieg Seafood, said the leak happened at one of its fish slaughterhouses in the town of Alta and the fish were in a waiting cage nearby at the time.
“We are connecting this to a chlorine leak,” Pedersen told Norwegian broadcaster NRK, adding the company was now handling the dead fish “in a responsible way and was investigating why the leak occurred.”