Intersex fish found in three Pa. rivers; DEP sampling waterways

July 7, 2014 3:45 PM

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Intersex fish found in three Pa. rivers; DEP sampling waterways

Amanda Witman, a DEP spokeswoman, said the agency is testing two tributaries of the Susquehanna River: Juniata River and Swatara Creek.

The USGS research said that two fish species, smallmouth bass and white sucker, were exhibiting intersex characteristics due to exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals — hormones and hormone-mimicking chemicals that caused the male fish to produce eggs.

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