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Virginia Department of Health News Releases

Fish and Sediment Monitoring

Visit the Virginia Department of Health's Newsroom for more details on these fish consumption advisory news releases.

  • Nottoway River - Mercury - October 10, 2019
  • Lake Gaston - Mercury - November 18, 2009
  • VDH updates fish consumption advisories - PCBs and Mercury - October 7, 2009
  • VDH updates fish consumption advisories - Mercury and PCBs - September 16, 2008
  • VDH updates fish consumption advisories - Mercury and PCBs - August 31, 2007
  • VDH updates for Maury River and Lower James River advisories - PCBs - October 10, 2006
  • Harrison Lake and Chickahominy Lake - Mercury - July 20, 2006
  • VDH updates fish consumption advisories - Mercury and PCBs - July 27, 2005
  • VDH strengthens guidelines for fish consumption advisories - PCBs statewide - December 13, 2004
  • Lake Gordonsville, Pamunkey River, Mattaponi River, Herring Creek, Lake Trashmore & Lake Whitehurst - Mercury - September 30, 2004
  • Lake Anna, James River and Knox Creek - PCBs - June 15, 2004
  • Smith Mountain Lake - PCBs & Blackwater River, Dragon Run Swamp and Great Dismal Canal - Mercury - October 29, 2003
  • Levisa Fork, Knox Creek and Beaver Creek - PCBs - May 16, 2003
  • Lower James River - PCBs - July 01, 2002
  • New River and Bluestone River - PCBs - August 06, 2001
  • South River, North Fork and South Fork Shenandoah River, Shenandoah River - Mercury - March 29, 2001
  • Dan River - PCBs - December 27, 1999
  • Roanoke River - PCBs - December 02, 1999
  • Levisa Fork - PCBs - July 30, 1999
  • Potomac River Tributaries - PCBs - April 19, 1999
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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