71°

Topics

Geology
Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals
Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were found in the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, the U.S. Geological Survey found in research released Monday. Amanda Witman, a DEP spokeswoman, said the agency is testing two tributaries of the Susquehanna River: Juniata River and Swatara Creek. The USGS research said that two fish species, smallmouth bass and white sucker, were exhibiting intersex characteristics due...

Loading