(Rye, NH) - The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department has issued an emergency order that restricts Berry Brook in Rye to "Catch-And-Release-Only" fishing.

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The action was taken due to concerns that contaminants from the Coakley Landfill Site may be leaching into water. The presence of perfluorochemicals (PFSc) has been detected in Berry Brook.

The E.P.A. is gathering information to determine if there is a possible risk associated with eating fish that have been exposed to the contaminants.

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Berry Brook is a popular fishing spot, and Fish & Game will continue to stock the brook with brown trout as the investigation continues.