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Last Edited: 11/9/2006

Fish contamination in Richmond harbor channel
Written: 1994


In 1994, EHIB conducted a study of fish contamination in the Richmond harbor channel, a part of the San Francisco Bay.  The study was done because of concerns that chemicals from the United Heckathorn site may have contaminated fish in the harbor.  The investigation found that several species of fish had high levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenols).  EHIB issued an advisory recommending that people not eat croakers, serperch, bullheads, gobies, or shellfish from the harbor. 

Consumption of other fish from the channel should follow the limits of the San Francisco Bay advisory

This page contains a link to a summary of the Richmond Harbor study.

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