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Mercury and fish advisories issued for 11 waterways, including Lake Maurepas

1 month 1 week 4 days ago Wednesday, April 17 2024 Apr 17, 2024 April 17, 2024 3:41 PM April 17, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health has issued a mercury advisory for 11 local waterways, including Lake Maurepas. 

The lake is the most recent addition to the list. The ten others were issued updated warnings. 

The warning comes after the Department of Environmental Quality tested the local fish and shellfish and found they contained unacceptable levels of mercury. 

The advisory for Lake Maurepas, which can be read here, lists the specific fish, makes consumption recommendations, and outlines the boundaries of the affected waterways. 

The rest of the waterways affected by the advisory can be seen here. While there are many more affected waterways listed through the link, Wednesday saw an update to  the other 10 previously mentioned and added Lake Maurepas to the list. 

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