EPA continues to test fish for PCB in Donna lake
POSTED: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 8:28am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
Scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency are back out at a Donna lake this week catching potentially dangerous fish.
The area is on teh EPA's National Priority List because of polychorinated biphenyls or PCB's found in the fish. The chemical could cause cancer if fish are consumed and so far they have caught 5,000 fish. About half are from the lake and the other half from canals near by.
Lake levels are lower than expected, something project manager Valmichael Rios says it is helping them catch more fish, but also keeping boats out of some areas their targeting.