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EPA study finds toxic chemicals in fish widespread (3:13 p.m. 11/10/09)

By Dina Cappiello AP Writer Washington (AP) — Nearly half of lakes and reservoirs nationwide contain fish with potentially harmful levels of the toxic metal mercury, according to a federal study released Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency found mercury — a pollutant primarily released from coal-fired power plants — and polychlorinated biphenyls in all fish samples it collected ...

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