As part of their Last Days of the Ocean special package this month, Mother Jones magazine has a feature entitled “Toxic Fish and Poor Communities.” An interview with eco-justice fighter Sharon Fuller of the Ma’at Youth Academy, the story begins like this:

In San Francisco’s tony restaurants, one can feast on perfectly seared ahi tuna or sample butter drizzled mahi mahi accompanied by a $50 bottle of wine. Just across the Bay, however, is a whole different world — fishermen in Richmond live on toxic fish caught from a place that is recognized as an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

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