Safety of Trinity fish considered
- Mercury in meat pushes state to issue guidelines
WEAVERVILLE -- Most gold miners left town decades ago, but you can still see the pits, piles and ditches they left behind -- evidence of their toils in the mountains of Trinity County.
It's the evidence you can't see, however, that concerns health officials.
The state is finalizing new recommendations for those who eat fish from Trinity Lake, Trinity River and other streams where mercury dumped from long-abandoned mines poses a health risk even today.
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