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Posts Tagged ‘McKenzie River under scrutiny by Oregon Department of Environmental Quaity’

Out of Control E.P.A. and Power Hungry Oregon D.E.Q. Claims they Found Levels of Toxic Mercury in the McKenzie River.

Posted by Scott Rohter on Sunday, February 2, 2014

The McKenzie River is already one of Oregon’s cleanest and most protected rivers. Certain parts of it are designated as a “Wild and Scenic River” by the United States government and they receive the strictest Federal protections. The McKenzie River is well known to fly fishermen and drift boat enthusiasts alike. People from all over the world come to Oregon to fish in its clean waters and ride its lovely rapids, but wait… The rapids aren’t the only thing that are raging. The battle for control of the river is raging again too. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says they recently measured trace amounts of mercury in two species of migratory fish that were caught in Springfield near the mouth of the McKenzie River where it joins the Willamette River. The two fish they tested were a Northern Pikeminnow and a Large Scale Sucker fish which make their home in both the Willamette River and in the McKenzie River…

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