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EPA Warns Against Consumption of Contaminated Fish at Donna Reservoir

Donna Reservoir in Hidalgo County, TexasEPA and the Texas Department of State Health Services are concerned about the health risks of consuming fish taken from the Donna Reservoir and Canal.

The principal pollutants in the reservoir are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which can cause a number of different harmful effects in humans. Effects of consumption of contaminated fish may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, skin rashes, acne, and cancer.

The Donna Reservoir and Canal is an EPA Superfund site located in Hidalgo County in southern Texas just north of the Rio Grande. The site includes the Donna Reservoir, the Donna Main Canal, the West and East Main Canals which extend north from the reservoir, and a series of interconnecting canals

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