© Photo from Department of Environment
FILE PHOTO: The Central Queens Wildlife Federation crew picks up dead fish in the North River.
Judge Nancy Orr ruled Friday the vegetable farm took reasonable precautions
Brookfield Gardens has been cleared of a fish-kill related charge.
Chief provincial court judge Nancy Orr ruled Friday the vegetable farm took reasonable precautions to prevent runoff from a carrot field into the river that could have triggered the fish kill.
Brookfield Gardens was charged with contaminating a waterway after more than one thousand dead fish were recovered from a section of North River in August 2014.
The farm was fined earlier this year for environmental infractions connected to the incident.