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Mercury Emissions Down but Mercury in Mass. Fish Remains High (07/21/2015)
Mercury emissions from major Massachusetts sources have declined by 90 percent over the past two decades, but mercury levels in the state's freshwater fish hold stubbornly high, with many species too contaminated for pregnant women and children to eat. Yet languid summer days and the lure of Massachusetts' 3,000 freshwater bodies -- from the Berkshire's Lake Pontoosuc to Boston's Jamaica Pond -- send many anglers casting for a good fish dinner.

Success story: Cleaner bluefish show effectiveness of US coal regulations, study says (07/21/2015)
Mercury levels in bluefish caught off the U.S. Atlantic coast dropped more than 40 percent over the past four decades thanks to federal restrictions on coal emissions, according to a new study. This is good news not only for bluefish but for the entire predator fish population in the Mid-Atlantic. And it's better news for people fond of eating the tasty fish, often served broiled or baked, as it suggests that mercury reductions due to coal-fired plant emissions crackdowns in North America have quickly led to less contamination in marine life.

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