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May. 23, 2016 Salish Sea Currents

New theory rethinks spread of PCBs and other toxics in Puget Sound

Recent findings about how toxic chemicals creep into the food web, causing harm to species from herring and salmon to killer whales, could strengthen commitments to control pollution pouring into Puget Sound.

Researchers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and other agencies have been tracking toxic chemicals — including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) — as they move from smaller to larger animals in Puget Sound. In doing so, the researchers confronted a perplexing problem.

Read the full article by Christoper Dunagan, Salish Sea Currents.