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DNR Fish Consumption AdvisoryMercury Poisoning of
our Aquatic Life
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Airborne mercury is raining on Wisconsin's lakes, streams and waters.  Former DNR chief George Meyer told the January, 2001 Wisconsin Stewardship Network conference attendees that "virtually every lake in Wisconsin may end up with a mercury advisory" when the federal EPA finishes its new analysis of mercury fallout numbers.  Now his prediction has come true.

But we can do something about it.  The Wisconsin Stewardship Network is supporting new regulations aimed at reining in mercury pollution.  

The WSN supports a 90% reduction in mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants and other large industrial sources to help make fish from Wisconsin waters safe to eat for everyone in the future.

A graphic illustration of the mercury pollution cycle can be found by clicking here.

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Wisconsin sportsmen lead national coalition calling for stronger mercury emission controls - June 22, 2004 back to the Wisconsin Stewardship Network home page