Portland Press Herald: Researchers who conducted tests have known for at least 8 years that lobsters at the mouth of [Maine’s] Penobscot River contained “hazardous” levels of mercury, but consumers were not told until the state announced it this week.

The long-term study that led the Department of Marine Resources to declare Tuesday [February 18, 2014] that it will close down lobster and crab harvesting in a 7-square-mile area shows that lobsters in the area have had mercury levels, year-to-year since 2006, that are higher than the state deems safe to consume.

Read more about mercury levels in lobsters from Maine’s Penobscot River.


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