EPA targets Texas reservoir where fish set record for PCB levels

By on March 6, 2012

Despite signs warning of toxic chemicals and government efforts to kill off the fish in Donna reservoir, anglers are still drawn to this tainted Texas water body near the Mexican border, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Some keep their catch to eat or sell despite the risk of fines and exposure to PCBs. A carp from Donna reservoir tested 19 years ago held the highest PCB concentration ever found in fish tissue.

The source of the PCBs isn’t clear, but the EPA has planned environmental sampling and a community meeting that could lead to a cleanup strategy.

Read more at boston.com

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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