Residents of a Plantation neighborhood are questioning whether illegal dumping could have killed several fish in a nearby canal.
The dead fish were found floating in western Plantation, in a canal near the 200 block of Commodore Drive.
Resident R.J. Peck said he saw some men who were fixing his pool force their cleaning fluids into the canal.
"They were just squirting it in, and as a result, they have killed a bunch of the wildlife," Peck said.
The driver of a truck filled with caustic chemicals had little to say about it, even though a witness reported taking a photo of the man near the canal just hours before. The driver pointed Local 10 to his co-workers, who were still in the pool, but they floated even fewer answers.
When asked what they were dumping in the canal, one worker said, "I don't have time." When asked whether the dead fish had anything to do with them, the worker said no.
Plantation police and the Broward County Environmental Protection Agency are investigating. They have seen the fish and tested the water, and now they are waiting for results.
Those who live along the canal said they are worried that the results are already in, that any retribution downstream won't sink the stench or refloat the fish.
"I don't want them to do this," Peck said. "I don't want my environment destroyed."
No one knows what, if anything, was dumped in the canal. The test results are not expected for at least two days.
No workers were charged or cited for anything.