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What would you choose? A. Immediate need to eat B. Long-term health concern

s ay

d 0+

3 local community

“other” community

A shared

B

75% of them are sharing their catch (NGS)

humans

17,200

residents from the area are consuming fish from the Anacostia

men fish regularly (georgetown voice)

50-68% 10-23%

have tumors

have skin lesions (U.S. Fish + Wildlife)

Indicator Species: Brown Bullhead Catfish

water flow

1,000-3,000

caught

67% African American (fish study) anglers

18% Hispanic (fish study) 8% Asian (fish study) 6% White (fish study)

absorbed

70-80% stormwater runoff

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Chlordane (pesticide)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Methane

toxins on river bottom + in water column

Water Discharge Point Underground Storage Tank Point Toxic Release Inventory Point

ht roug

Hazardous Waste Point

in d days + 0 10

Combined Sewer Outfall

0

0.5

1 Mile

source: “Addressing the Risk: Understanding and Changing Anglers’ Attitudes about the Danger of Consuming Anacostia River FIsh,” November 2012 Hayes | 13

The Wild Anacostia  
The Wild Anacostia  

Kate Hayes | Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis

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