New Jersey releases fish advisories for PFAS

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KYLE BAGENSTOSE / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES – The New Jersey DEP has released consumption limits for fish in chemical-laden waterways, including Burlington County’s Mirror and Little Pine Lakes. Pennsylvania counterparts have not put forth such recommendations, despite emails showing them discussing the concern in 2016.

When most people think of chemicals in fish, they think of metals such as mercury and lead. But New Jersey regulators are concerned about a different chemical family in the state’s rivers and lakes: perfluorinated compounds.

Last week, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection released draft fish consumption limits based on the chemicals in about a dozen recreational water bodies throughout the state …

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