The stream’s toxic. So why does N.Y. stock it with fish?

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo.

Eighteen Mile Creek, a Lake Ontario tributary, ​is so polluted that New York’s health department deems​ ​fish caught there to be unsafe to eat. In fact, the creek near the southwest corner of the lake is one of only six water bodies where the health department warns fishermen to not eat what they catch.

But the toxic hotspot hasn’t stopped the state and local governments from stocking the creek and promoting it as a fishing destination, Investigative Post reports.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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