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Thursday, October 08, 2009

How safe is the Suwannee? Study shows mercury to be a persistent - and unpredictable - problem in local river system

Published October 07, 2009 - Suwannee Democrat
Recent findings by the U.S. Geological Survey raise concerns about mercury contamination in fish caught from the Suwannee and other area rivers. Currently, there are eight kinds of fish that carry mercury advisories from the Florida Department of Health in the Suwannee River system, which includes the Santa Fe, Withlacoochee and the Alapaha. (

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