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Don't Eat the Fish from the Historic James River

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Mel Leonor, a Richmond Times-Dispatch writer, penned an article about how unsafe it is to eat any fish out of the Historic James River due to the Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCB's that are still in the river for over 20 years.

 

There are 22 species of fish that are impacted between the I-95 bridge in Richmond all the way down to the Hampton Roads bridge-tunnel.

 

Here is the article if you would like to read what Ms. Leonor has written.

 

Sad state of affairs for such a beautiful river and its eagles, osprey, and various species of fish and wildlife.

 

https://www.richmond.com/news/plus/state-environmental-officials-are-inching-closer-to-imposing-a-pollution/article_f2732334-f53a-5899-96f0-c880f846d9b0.html 

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that sucks.

unfortunately polluted waters are an ongoing problem everywhere.

here in the Midwest, nitrates and mercury are a problem. the fish advisories are about the same as in the article you posted, on nearly every body of water here.

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Pollution sucks....and polluters must be held accountable.   But my totally uneducated sense is that things are much, much better nearly everywhere than they were a couple/few decades ago.  Even this article seems to suggest not that pollution is any worse, but that detection is better....and that, I think, is good news 

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Yuck. Sadly, Virginia is one of the country's big landfill states.

Problem gonna persist for generations to come, sadly, as PCBs

and other toxins leach from these (among other sources) into

local waterways.

 

We've got a massive landfill in Hampton that'll probably be the

Mt. Trashmore of the Peninsula when it's done.

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