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- n. Plural form of fishkill.
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They ignore the massive fishkills in Texas and Oklahoma, they ignore the astounding damage to reproduction of birds, and the bioaccumulation quality of the stuff, which means that all living things accumulate larger doses as DDT rises through the trophic levels of the food chain.
Last time I heard of "fracking" in Pennsylvania was a news article coming from the middle of Pennsylvania where peoples wells were blowing up the minute the pump motors started, and that a river I can't spell had fishkills from too much saline in freshwater.
"The more data we have, the more we can piece together what's happing with the fishkills and other conditions," Krstolic said.
Many technological developments "seemed like a good idea at the time" but had huge unintended consequences: Irrigating crops led to malaria; riverside settlements led to cholera; insect management led to a birdless silent spring; fertilizer led to microbial blooms and fishkills; and so on.