Anglers headed for a popular trout stream in Monroe County, be warned:
The WI DNR says for the first time the fish in popular Silver Creek - and in an inland Wisconsin waterway - have been found carrying an unsafe level of 'forever' toxins.
So after you absorb this dangerous and demoralizing news alert from the WI DNR:
NEW FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY FOR SILVER CREEK
ELEVATED LEVELS OF PFAS FOUND IN BROOK AND BROWN TROUT
Wisconsin Waters - clean and accessible statewide - which the Wisconsin State Constitution says belong to the public.
Wisconsin Waters on which Republic legislative leaders' focus their 'concerns' through news releases and task forces, not real and effective action - and through less visible methods like committee actions rather than floor votes while the full Legislature remained on its nine-month, fully-paid, do-nothing-during-the-pandemic vacation.
Because if Republicans really cared about clean Wisconsin waters and public health - to say nothing about rural economies and their tourism attraction - we wouldn't be looking at a 2021 trout fishing season that comes with a new 'forever' toxin, one-meal-per-month warning.
Nor would we have been faced with this forever, damningly disgusting headline on a PolitiFact investigation.
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