Cuyahoga River fish safe to eat, Ohio EPA says

Mar 21, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – You can now safely eat fish caught in the Cuyahoga River.

The river is now clean enough that the Ohio EPA has lifted fish restrictions for the river and its watershed, including the nearshore area of Lake Erie.

The fish restriction is the third “beneficial use impairment” the EPA has removed from the Cuyahoga watershed since November 2017. The area, which includes 21 creeks and 10 miles of Lake Erie shore, has had 10 beneficial use impairments on the books since 1987, when it was named among 43 Areas of Concern throughout the Great Lakes.

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