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A rock bass caught by a team of researchers with the state Department of Environmental Quality along the south fork of the Roanoke River in Montgomery County. The team is learning whether PFAS, including Gen-X, has built up in the bodies of fish near the source of a Gen-X chemical leak.
Roxy Todd
Radio IQ
Back in 2020, a chemical compound, called GEN-X, was detected in the water supply for the Roanoke Valley. The water reaching residents is now being filtered and is safe to drink, according to the Western Virginia Water Authority. However, it’s not clear whether it’s safe to catch and eat fish along the Roanoke River, so scientists with the Department of Environmental Quality are trying to learn more.
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