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Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)
History
FCEC in the news


"Piers get new signs warning against eating 5 kinds of fish"

Source: Daily News: May 27, 2011

"Group warns anglers not to eat some fish they catch"

Source: Daily News: May 12, 2011

Also seen in Whittier Daily News, Mercury News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, York Daily Record & Pasadena Star News

"New Contaminated Fish Signs to be Posted in Southern California"

Source: KTLA: May 12, 2011

"On Southland Piers, Warning that More Fish Species are Tainted"

Source: Los Angeles Times: April 17, 2011

"Five Species of Fish Found Along the SC Coast are Toxic. Do Not Eat."

Chinese-language story about EPA and Southern California public health agencies issuing new advisories on fish consumption and increasing the number of "do not eat" fish species from one to five. The article also states that local health officials will be posting advisory signs with these fish species next month.

Source: World Journal: April 17, 2011

 

Source: Pacific Currents, Aquarium of the Pacific : February, 2011
 
Source: Daily Breeze: May 11, 2010
 
Source: Palos Verdes Peninsula News: February 18, 2010
 
Source: Environmental Justice: February 15, 2010
 
Source: Environmental Protection, February 12, 2010
 
Source: Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2010
 
Source: Water and Wastes Digest, February 12, 2010
 
Source: Heal the Bay, February 10, 2010
 
Source: Daily Breeze, February 10, 2010
 
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency, December 14, 2009
 
Source: KCRW, October 31, 2009
 
Source: Cases and Controversies Blog, Seattle University, October 16,2009
 
Source: StateBirdInformation.com, October 10, 2009
 
Source: San Francisco Examiner, October 10, 2009
 
Source: SustainableBusiness.com, October 7, 2009
 
Source: Taiwan News Online, October 6, 2009
 
Source: San Francisco Examiner, October 5, 2009
 
Source: CBS, KCAL9, October 5, 2009
 
Source: Epoch Times, October 5, 2009
 
Source: Environmental News Service, October 5, 2009
 
Source: States News Service, October 5, 2009
 
Source: Southern California Public Radio, July 14, 2009
 
Source: The Associated Press, July 4, 2009
This story was also picked up by a number of different news outlets including New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Guardian.co.uk,Miami Herald, Newsday, Sacramento Bee and USAToday.com.
 
Source: Palos Verdes Peninsula News, June 25, 2009
 
Source: ABCnews.com, June 23, 2009
This story was also picked up by a number of different news outlets including Forbes.com, Guardian.co.uk, Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle and Seattle Post Intelligencer.
 
Source: Long Beach Press Telegram, June 23, 2009
 
Source: Ventura County Star, June 22, 2009
 
Source: Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2009
 
Source: InsideBayArea.com, June 12, 2009
 
Source: Environmental News Network, June 12, 2009
 
Source: United Press International, June 4, 2009
 
Source: Heal the Bay's Spouting Off blog, June 1, 2009
 
Source: CaliforniaGreenSolutions.com May 28, 2009
 
Source: Dailybreeze.com May 26, 2009
 
Source: Press-Telegram, May 26, 2009
 
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Website, May 21, 2009
Interview with Dr. Guang-yu Wang of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC), on LA18 Power Breakfast Morning News (Segment 2)
 
Dr. Wang expressed the health risks of consuming contaminated White Croaker in this segment. He urged target groups to be especially careful in their fish consumption habits. His appearance provided general fish consumption guidelines, the web site address, and displays of the FCEC tri-fold brochure.
Interview with Dr. Guang-yu Wang of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, on LA18 Power Breakfast Morning News (Segment 1)
Source: LA18 KSCI-TV, April 9, 2009
Dr. Wang discussed general water pollutants and offered details about local DDT and PCB contaminants. He talked about the contaminants’ history in the Palos Verdes Shelf and mentioned that there are over 110 tons in our local waters. Dr. Wang also addressed bottom feeders in these areas and fish of concern, namely White Croaker.
Source: Nguoi Viet Daily News, April 3, 2009
Source: Palos Verdes Peninsula News, March 26, 2009
Interview with Dr. Guang-yu Wang and Rebecca Soong on behalf of EPA
Source: KAZN 1300 AM, (Good Man, Good Woman), March 25, 2009
Host Shen Ming-Li interviewed Dr. Wang and Rebecca Soong of Herald Community Center for a discussion on local water contamination in the Palos Verdes Shelf and safer fish-eating habits. Dr. Wang discussed the legacy of local contamination, the contaminants: DDT and PCB, the fish of concern (White Croaker) and affected areas in Los Angeles. He encouraged listeners to come to the EPA Open House. Rebecca Soong spoke on behalf of FCEC’s Chinese community-based organizations about the health effects of contaminated fish, the target audiences most at-risk and tips for preparing fish. She encouraged listeners to participate in upcoming health clinics and educational workshops to learn more.
Source: Daily Breeze, August 7, 2007
Source: Long Beach Press Telegram, August 7, 2007