DEQ Public Meeting Tuesday on Mercury Levels in Fish

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s public meeting on mercury levels in fish taken from 14 lakes will be held Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

The agency’s added the lakes since its last advisory was issued in 2016 regarding elevated levels of mercury found in some of the fish.

The advisories came as a result of testing by DEQ with the help of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. At least 54 lakes in the state have specific advisories for high mercury levels.

The latest additions are Arcadia Lake, Birch Reservoir, Boomer Lake, Copan Reservoir, El Reno Lake, Greenleaf Reservoir, Lone Chimney Lake, Lake McMurtry, Lake Murray, Pawnee Lake, Lake Ponca, Lake Raymond Gary, Shell Lake and Waurika Reservoir.

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