Environmentalists Say Vermont Fish Contain High Levels of Mercury

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A report by environmental groups says 100 percent of fish taken from Vermont waterways contained dangerous levels of mercury. The report is based on early data of an Environmental Protection Agency study examining chemical residues in fish.

In New Hampshire, 75 percent of tested fish had dangerous levels of mercury. In Maine, the figure was 89 percent. EPA officials say the study misconstrued data and left no reason to change recommendations on eating freshwater fish.

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