“A new report on the contamination near a US Army Garrison in the Marshall Islands confirms that fish around Kwajalein Island contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals.
“The latest US Army report confirms that fish in many locations on Kwajalein Island and nearby islands on the west side of the atoll contain dangerous levels of arsenic and PCBs - all seriously toxic chemicals.
"Cancer risk and non-cancer hazard are unacceptable for adult and child Marshallese residents under numerous evaluated fish consumption scenarios," said the report into the contamination of reef fish at the US Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll.
“The contamination is the result mainly of waste from industrial vessel operations in the Army's port and leaching from the Kwajalein landfill that has contaminated reef fish in the area with toxic materials.
“However, the report cautioned that the risk identified did not mean people eating fish from the contaminated areas will get cancer.
"Rather, these calculations reflect an increased likelihood of cancer over baseline estimates."
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