Conservation Department assesses pollution at Flat Branch

April 18, 2012 | 8:06 p.m. CDT
Seth Lanning, resource assistant for the Missouri Department of Conservation, opens labeled jars for a macro-invertebrate sample taken at Flat Branch on Tuesday. Lanning and other members of the Conservation Department have been working to assess pollution damage following a fire at O'Reilly Auto Parts that led to a 14,000-count fish kill in the creek.

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