19 May 2009

Quote of the Day

"(I)f people are consuming lower numbers of fish, that number in the fish tissue can be a little bit higher because they’re not taking as much in.”

-- Mike Arcuri, an analyst with Department of Environmental Protection, explaining to Public Broadcasting why his agency believes that West Virginia should allow more mercury in its waters than what federal standards recommend.

(The report, with audio, also quotes a critic of Arcuri's logic: “The fact that West Virginia is eating a lot less fish, doesn’t that seem to tell him that we are afraid to eat the fish?”)

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