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January 23, 2014
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Rogue and about a dozen other Oregon rivers are poised to join the state's growing list of mercury-impaired waters tapped for future cleanups and other efforts to reduce levels of this toxic pollutant.
The state Department of Environmental Quality has proposed adding the 216 miles of the Rogue River — including the main stem upstream of Lost Creek Lake, as well as Emigrant Creek — on the dubious list of water bodies with high levels of mercury in resident fish.
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