The massive fish die-off in Redondo Beach stinks for anyone near the marina, but it's the smell of success for a Mojave Desert composting firm.
The company is recycling the odorous haul for use as fertilizer.
Experts Explain the Redondo Beach Fish Die-off
The Fish kill is being blamed on low oxygen levels in the water. The clean-up could take as long as a week. (Published Tuesday, March 8, 2011)
Trucks took about 75 tons of rotting sardines to Victorville's American Organic site in the first four days of the cleanup at King Harbor in Redondo Beach. The city said cleanup of 140 tons of dead sardines was completed Sunday.
A box of sardines fell off a truck Friday, spilling thousands of fish on the 215 Freeway. The spill caused a 10-mile backup.