Two-Headed Trout Spur Scrutiny Of Mine Pollution
Jessica Robinson | Oregon Public Broadcasting
Editor's note: It's so good to see others support from GYC has been saying for so many years — the phosphate mining industry in southwest Greater Yellowstone has been shirking its public-health duty.
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho - Here’s an image you usually don’t see without the help of Photoshop: two-headed fish. Pictures of deformed baby trout with two heads show up in a study of creeks in a remote part of southeast Idaho.
The study examined the effects of a contaminant called selenium. It comes from a nearby mine owned by the agribusiness giant, J.R. Simplot. Critics say the two-headed trout have implications beyond a couple of Idaho creeks.
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