November 8, 2012

A Warning on the South Fork

We saw this sign next to the South Fork of the Shenandoah in Front Royal. The Virginia Department of Health advises that "Fish caught in these waters may contain polychlorinated biphenyl's (PCB's). Eating fish containing PCB's may increase the lifetime risk of cancer."

2 comments:

Anns Art said...

....I guess it would put people off fishing then!

Linda said...

Yes, although some folks catch fish and throw them back. They use a barbless hook so the fish can survive.

The same river has a problem with mercury contamination, so the fish have been unfit for consumption for a long time. It's a shame.