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The Susquehanna Sewer Main

The fish seem to be affected by herbicides, pesticides and agricultural site runoff, as well as chemicals from personal care and hygiene products, and wastewater treatment and pharmaceutical plants, Blazer said.

Within the last five years, upwards of 67 percent of smallmouth bass males were intersex, according to Blazer. The fish still have sperm and seem to continue to participate in the reproduction process.

While testing water, sediments and fish brains, scientists have found traces of pharmaceutical products from Viagra to Prozac, she said.

via Intersex fish are a concern – York Dispatch.

Wow.  Which one of these quotes is the most disturbing?  It is easy to lose track of risks to the river that are unrelated to the gas industry.  Cumulatively, our toilets may be the biggest problem.

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