Originally Posted by Hardyreels
I just heard about this on the radio here yesterday, I think the fish here came from lakes in the Wrangle St. Elias area but don't quote me at that. Being from Pennsylvania originally I'm accustomed to 'advisory' notifications in regard to consumption of fish.
Being far removed from any level of knowledge regarding these occurrences I have to guess that they are the result of a natural phenomenon or of rains leaching the mercury from soils.
I'm sure it is also since any mines that exist in these areas are little 1 person digs. It just gives the Feds more excuses to throw more regs out to shut down a area. A advisory on eating is fine.