Blog Posts tagged clean water

In the 1980s, the EPA recommended that fishermen avoid eating any fish caught in Waukegan Harbor, just north of Chicago, to avoid exposure to toxic PCBs. The PCB contamination of Waukegan Harbor created what the EPA identified in 1981 as the “highest known concentrations of uncontrolled PCBs in the country.” Since then, EPA-funded cleanup efforts in Waukegan Harbor have removed PCB-contaminated sediment and fish are safe to consume, in limited quantities.