Virginia Scraps Its Annual PCB Water Pollution Monitoring Program"

"Tasteless, odorless and nearly as clear as water, polychlorinated biphenyls are among the most dangerous toxic chemicals in Virginia's waterways.

Every year, state officials monitor the chemicals, known as PCBs, by testing fish from selected river basins. Fish advisories follow. Not this year.

Facing a $5 million funding cut, the state Department of Environmental Quality last summer scrapped the $365,000 PCB monitoring program."

Cory Nealon reports for the Newport News Daily Press January 25, 2010.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010