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Chlorine leak leaves 96,000 fish dead in a Norway salmon farm

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via, or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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About 96,000 fish have died at a salmon farm in Norway, due to a chlorine leak in a tank.

Some 15,000 liters of chlorine spilled into the Altafjord, which eventually flowed into the Atlantic Ocean, near the town of Alta, Norwegian Radio reported on Tuesday.

As a result,  shares of the Grieg Seafood company fell sharply on the Oslo stock exchange.

A company spokesperson said the chlorine was used to purify the water in which the salmon was farmed,  stating that there was no danger to residents.

He also said it was not yet known,  how the accident occurred.

Meanwhile, Mayor Monica Nielsen,  had demanded clarification on the environmental damage.

The company spokesperson,  said that no such incident had occurred since breeding began at the facility,  35 years ago.

In 2005, 95,000 fish had escaped from the farm, after the underwater cages were manipulated. (dpa/NAN)

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