Friday, July 18, 2014

Environmental officials warn against eating toxic crabs from Passaic River, Newark Bay

Blue claw crabs live on the bottom of tidal waters all around New Jersey, including the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay, areas that are highly polluted with toxic material from the era of producing Agent Orange.

But despite a ban, some people continue crabbing in those highly polluted waters where the crabs absorb dioxin and other chemicals in high levels, the state Department of Environmental Protection reported.

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