Patrick Administration Announces Statewide Mercury Level Reductions in Freshwater Fish

MassDEP Research Study Connects Mercury Emission Regulations to Drop in Fish Contamination

BOSTON – The Patrick Administration today announced a significant drop in toxic mercury levels in two types of freshwater game fish that is linked to the Commonwealth reducing mercury emissions by more than 90 percent from waste incinerators, power plants and other sources in Massachusetts. The drop in mercury levels is reflected in recently published data.