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Fishermen disregard New Bedford Harbor’s lingering toxic past
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Fishermen disregard New Bedford Harbor’s lingering toxic past

Officials keep dredging up PCBs and posting signs at New Bedford Harbor—but studies suggest anglers are eating too much of their contaminated catch.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass.—It was about 4:30 p.m. on a Friday, and Arthur Burton was standing on a pier by Fort Tabor in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with a fishing pole.

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