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State agencies issue mountain whitefish consumption advisory on Yellowstone River near train derailment

The Fish Consumption Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS), Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), has issued an initial consumption advisory on all mountain whitefish caught in the Yellowstone River from Twin Bridges Road railroad bridge to Laurel.

Further testing is needed to determine the contamination source and long-term guidance. The board may update the initial consumption advisory as more information is gathered.

As part of a follow-up to the train derailment...

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