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Mercury levels in 16 Oklahoma lakes called unsafe

Fish in 16 Oklahoma lakes have unsafe levels of mercury, prompting the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to issue a fish consumption advisory.

BY JOHN ESTUS Modified: July 8, 2010 at 10:19 am •  Published: July 8, 2010

State Department of Environmental Quality scientists have found a dangerous toxin in fish in several Oklahoma lakes.

The discovery of unsafe levels of mercury in fish in 16 lakes prompted the agency to issue fish consumption advisories Wednesday.

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Fish advisories

Lakes with the fish consumption advisories are:

• Atoka Lake

• Boomer Lake

• Lake Broken Bow

• Coalgate City Lake

• Lake Stanley Draper

• Elmer Thomas Lake

• Hugo Lake

• Kaw Lake

• Heyburn Lake

• McAlester City Lake

• McGee Creek Lake

• Pine Creek Lake

• Quanah Parker Lake

• Lake Rush

• Sardis Lake

• Lake Wister

Detailed advisories can be viewed at

Source: State Department of Environmental Quality


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