Via: KPRC Click2Houston
I must say this is an extensive amount of information as to what toxins were discovered in the fish? Must be some bad stuff for an all out ban request.
From the article:
A fish advisory is in effect for Lake Livingston and parts of the Trinity River.
The advisory comes after health workers found high toxic levels in fish samples.
The advisory is for seven types of fish: blue catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, gar, smallmouth buffalo, striped bas and white bass.
Officials are asking people to not eat the fish.
UPDATE Via: Texas DSHS
The usual suspects. Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs
The Texas Department of State Health Services today issued a fish consumption advisory for Lake Livingston and portions of the Trinity River after laboratory testing of fish samples found elevated levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.
The Lake Livingston advisory is for seven types of fish – blue catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, gar, smallmouth buffalo, striped bass and white bass. The advisory is in effect for the Trinity River Basin which includes Lake Livingston and the Trinity River from U.S. 287 downstream to U.S. 90.
Regular or long-term consumption of fish from these waters may increase the likelihood of long- term health risks. People can still fish in the area, though they should not consume or should limit their consumption of fish from this area and are advised to follow the specific age and species recommendations in this chart: