LCHOA NEWS


Mercury in Arkansas Lakes 08/25/09

EPA announces findings of Mercury in stream and contributories to lakes. See the news about this at http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009-08-19-fish-mercury_N.htm

With the help of Tom Bly he was able to track down the following information he received in a email today:

The last set of data that ADEQ sent us to review was in 2008, and it showed that Lake Conway was sampled on 10/8/2008.  They did a composite sample of 5 largemouth bass, and the result was 0.21 ppm (well below the Arkansas screening level of 1.0 ppm).  Please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

Carrie Poston, B.S., CHES
Public Health Education Supervisor
Arkansas Department of Health