mercury

In Placer County, which fish are safe to eat?

Decades after common mining practices introduced mercury to the waters in Gold Country, some of the fish still aren’t safe to eat. For the first time, a report from Californ ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Gold Country Fair opens today in Auburn; safe places to catch and eat fish; restitution in embezzlement case and high school football

What we’re working on: The Gold Country Fair opens its doors today for its four-day run at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Reporter Andrew Westrope and Photographer M ...

Reader Input: Beware ADA’s cash cow

I read the article about mercury tainted fish in the Journal (“Warning to anglers on toxic Gold Rush legacy in some fish,” May 30) and was glad it warned about the dang ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Meteorites revisited in Coloma; What’s in your fish?; Auburn’s Streetscape program continues and Placer football hosts lift-a-thon

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Water district expects $1 million in gold from Meadow Vista mercury removal

The Nevada Irrigation District is moving ahead on the possible acquisition of $595,000 in special equipment from a Canadian company to remove sediment and Gold Rush-era mercury fro ...

Reader Input: ‘Clean coal’ anything but

I finished my OB/GYN residency training in 1972, 41 years ago. About then I started warning my OB patients about the health concerns of eating five certain fish.   When I st ...

Reader Input: Lake mercury removal cost sky-high

Compliments to the Auburn Journal for the Jan. 23 reporting on mercury removal from Lake Combie (“Lake Combie mercury removal project crosses another hurdle”). The $7 ...

Lake Combie mercury removal project crosses another hurdle

    With a key state approval in place, a dredging project on Combie Reservoir to remove a toxic legacy of mercury from the area’s gold-mining past could be in po ...

FDA corrupt, beholden

I was very glad to see Jack Hertel’s input today (Reader Input, Dec. 29) about how bad the FDA is, and I concur totally. I have been beating this drum for a while and it’s nice ...

Mercury-contaminated fish flop onto local tables

Many local fisherman and their families are chowing down on fish, and unsafe amounts of mercury, from the Sierra Nevada region, according to a study released by The Sierra Fund. ...