06/03/11 - 7:55am
Your recent article on Stormy Lake and the pike “infestation” (Peninsula Clarion, May 27) bears correction. (I did attend one of the meetings regarding Stormy Lake.)
The use of the toxin, rotenone, was presented as a means of killing the pike in Stormy Lake. In your article, rotenone was cited as being “non-toxic to mammals and birds” and not a threat.” To the contrary, rotenone is used to introduce Parkinson’s disease in lab animals. Undetectable amounts were found to cause symptoms of this disease.