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New warnings about eating fish with 3M chemicals in Minnesota

Christian Fernsby |
It’s not safe to eat fish caught in several local bodies of water, according to the state Pollution Control Agency.

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The agency has issued updated warnings for fish caught in Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis, parts of the Mississippi River, and several lakes and creeks in Lake Elmo, Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Officials said that the fish have high levels of a chemical pollutant manufactured by the 3M Co.

The affected waterways in Lake Elmo include: Lake Elmo, Raleigh Creek, Horseshoe Lake, Eagle Point Lake, and Tartan Pond. In West Lakeland Township, several small ponds are included in the warning.

The warnings for the Mississippi are for Pool 2, which runs from Hastings to the Ford Dam in Minneapolis. The fish advisories are an expansion of fish consumption warnings that the PCA has issued for more than 10 years.

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