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The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare has lifted a mercury advisory for consuming fish from the famed Silver Creek area near Picabo, after it turned out that test results showing dangerous mercury levels in brown trout from the watershed were in error. “This is one of Idaho’s premier sport fisheries and is good news for the Silver Creek watershed,” said Jim Vannoy, the environmental health program manager who oversees the Idaho Fish Advisory Program for Health & Welfare. “It was an unfortunate error, but the lab has assured us that they have implemented procedures to prevent this from happening again.” The error was a calculation error by an out-of-state analytical lab following a 2007 sampling of fish from the watershed; it was discovered when the latest test results showed a surprising drop in the mercury levels. Click below to read the full news release from Health & Welfare.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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