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fisherman

Blacksburg, VA

#1 Jun 8, 2012
Can you still fish at the Rogersville Stem plant I was told they shut it down to were people could not fish there any more I travel a pretty good ways every year to fish there and just don't want to make the trip if you can't fish there anymore Thanks in advance for any info
Yup

Camden, SC

#2 Jun 8, 2012
Someone lied to you Fisherman. Its still open but the fishing is nothing like it used to be, atleast for catfishing. Best of luck drowning those worms. "A bad day of fishing is always better than a good day of work"
fisherman

Blacksburg, VA

#3 Jun 8, 2012
It wasn't to bad when I was there last year I caught tons of carp and shuffle bill ( paddle fish)I just do it as a hobby so all fish were released. I hope it hasn't changed that much since last year and everything will be alright.
Gone Fishin

Cookeville, TN

#4 Jun 8, 2012
The fish were attracted to the water that got heated with the plant's heat exchangers. With the plant not running, the fish have left.
Clueless

Blacksburg, VA

#5 Jun 9, 2012
When did the plant stop running
The Judge

United States

#6 Jun 13, 2012
Gone Fishin wrote:
The fish were attracted to the water that got heated with the plant's heat exchangers. With the plant not running, the fish have left.
Where did the fish go? Did they get a bus? This needs to be check out.....
in trouble

Wilmington, NC

#7 Jun 14, 2012
Gone Fishin wrote:
The fish were attracted to the water that got heated with the plant's heat exchangers. With the plant not running, the fish have left.
Somebody is going to be in hot water over this.(but not the fish)
Rod

United States

#8 Jun 14, 2012
Do not blame your shitty fishing technique on no fish....
Dangerous Warning

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jun 14, 2012
Word of Warning!

You beter not eat the fish from this river.

Seriously!
Rod

United States

#10 Jun 14, 2012
The new TWRA is eat with caution..mind you I wouldn't but some do
Potamologist

Cookeville, TN

#11 Jun 15, 2012
The river has very high mercury concentrations. While all fish caught in the Holston will lead to neurological damage, species that are bottom feeders such as catfish are particularly risky. Under no circumstances should pregnant women, the elderly or children be fed any fish caught locally.
Potamologist

Cookeville, TN

#12 Jun 15, 2012
The mercury comes from a couple sources, one is run off from mountain top mining operations. But most is from two factories, an acetate production facility ran by DuPont Chemical that used mercuric sulfate as a catalyst. It was shut down in 1950, but dumped so much mercury into the environment that we are still seeing the effects 62 years later. The other was the Saltville Chlor-alkali Plant, which is a Superfund toxic waste disaster site.

Mercury doesn't break down, it's an elemental metal, and it's also effectively impossible to collect from river bottoms, so this problem will remain with the region for hundreds of millions of years, showing how a small amount of profit can lead to environmental devastation for, essentially, eternity.

As you know, there are problems in the region with sick children, autism, and low IQ. These are all related to environmental pollution in the region. Unfortunately, over time, the exposure results in multiple generations of low IQ people unable to understand the risks or work against further pollution, thus we see people continuing to dump toxins for profit and irresponsibly handling substances such as fertilizers and pesticides on their farms not because they don't care but because they are intellectually incapable of comprehending the dangers and long term destruction they are causing to future generations.
lowlife

Maryville, TN

#13 Jun 15, 2012
Potamologist wrote:
The mercury comes from a couple sources, one is run off from mountain top mining operations. But most is from two factories, an acetate production facility ran by DuPont Chemical that used mercuric sulfate as a catalyst. It was shut down in 1950, but dumped so much mercury into the environment that we are still seeing the effects 62 years later. The other was the Saltville Chlor-alkali Plant, which is a Superfund toxic waste disaster site.
Mercury doesn't break down, it's an elemental metal, and it's also effectively impossible to collect from river bottoms, so this problem will remain with the region for hundreds of millions of years, showing how a small amount of profit can lead to environmental devastation for, essentially, eternity.
As you know, there are problems in the region with sick children, autism, and low IQ. These are all related to environmental pollution in the region. Unfortunately, over time, the exposure results in multiple generations of low IQ people unable to understand the risks or work against further pollution, thus we see people continuing to dump toxins for profit and irresponsibly handling substances such as fertilizers and pesticides on their farms not because they don't care but because they are intellectually incapable of comprehending the dangers and long term destruction they are causing to future generations.
What have you done for the environment?What have you done to work against further pollution?You know,it's people like you that preach and don't follow that gripes my ass.Seems like you're educated but lack any motivation to do anything but talk down to people and try to stroke your own ego.There are plenty of smart people around here,everyone has not been dumbed down from toxins.Give me a dumbass that has a little gumption and motivation to actually do something besides sit behind a keyboard and tell us all what we should do.You should go into politics,tell us how dumb we are and how your great mind will save the world.
Potamologist

Cookeville, TN

#14 Jun 15, 2012
I'm a research scientist. I do field measurements, monitor toxin levels, write reports, and do public education efforts.

The fact is that the fish is not safe to eat. It won't kill you, but it's not good for you in the long run. If you want to eat it it's your own business, but if you give it to children, pregnant women or the elderly then you are irresponsibly exposing them to health risks.

It's unfortunate that people like you have such distaste for scientific reality, filled with belligerence and hate rather than concern for the health of others, but it's got nothing to do with me.

If you want to help out society, I recommend you either change completely, or kill yourself and do the world a favor.

Have a good day.
The Judge

Rathdrum, ID

#15 Jun 15, 2012
Potamologist wrote:
I'm a research scientist. I do field measurements, monitor toxin levels, write reports, and do public education efforts.
The fact is that the fish is not safe to eat. It won't kill you, but it's not good for you in the long run. If you want to eat it it's your own business, but if you give it to children, pregnant women or the elderly then you are irresponsibly exposing them to health risks.
It's unfortunate that people like you have such distaste for scientific reality, filled with belligerence and hate rather than concern for the health of others, but it's got nothing to do with me.
If you want to help out society, I recommend you either change completely, or kill yourself and do the world a favor.
Have a good day.
Ilet my old pregnant wife eat catfish every day. She loved the fish and my Children are the smartest in there class.You can stick that in your glass.
heavy metal band

United States

#16 Jun 16, 2012
Potamologist wrote:
I'm a research scientist. I do field measurements, monitor toxin levels, write reports, and do public education efforts.
The fact is that the fish is not safe to eat. It won't kill you, but it's not good for you in the long run. If you want to eat it it's your own business, but if you give it to children, pregnant women or the elderly then you are irresponsibly exposing them to health risks.
It's unfortunate that people like you have such distaste for scientific reality, filled with belligerence and hate rather than concern for the health of others, but it's got nothing to do with me.
If you want to help out society, I recommend you either change completely, or kill yourself and do the world a favor.
Have a good day.
I worship the god of scientific intellectualism that is why I no longer eat local fish,seafood,bologna,hotdogs,e ggs,sugar,red meat,refined flour,margarine,trans fat,canned meats,fructose,and anything else that has been deemed "bad for you" by the educated elite. I expect to live forever in perfect health if I don't starve to death.
coln fused

United States

#17 Jun 16, 2012
Potamologist wrote:
I'm a research scientist. I do field measurements, monitor toxin levels, write reports, and do public education efforts.
The fact is that the fish is not safe to eat. It won't kill you, but it's not good for you in the long run. If you want to eat it it's your own business, but if you give it to children, pregnant women or the elderly then you are irresponsibly exposing them to health risks.
It's unfortunate that people like you have such distaste for scientific reality, filled with belligerence and hate rather than concern for the health of others, but it's got nothing to do with me.
If you want to help out society, I recommend you either change completely, or kill yourself and do the world a favor.
Have a good day.
You actually get paid to diddle around all day? Why don't you get a productive job and get off the government tit.
The Judge

Rathdrum, ID

#18 Jun 16, 2012
coln fused wrote:
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You actually get paid to diddle around all day? Why don't you get a productive job and get off the government tit.
or you can go fishing and if you are smart enough to catuch a cat fish eat it and you will have a better attitude about LIFE.
Scott s

Morristown, TN

#19 Jul 4, 2013
The Catfishing there is still great. Nothing has been effected even the shad still go in the slooshe but the water coming out isn't warm anymore.
jojo

Charlotte, NC

#20 Jul 4, 2013
Wonder.why our fishing and hunting license money doesn't go towards cleaning up the water we pay to fish in? Look at the new fishing regulations book. All the water around us is contaminated.

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