Yes, we did make a mistake

Question: Don't you think it is libelous to make flat statements like in Kevin Taylor's piece today about CdA Lake that there are 75 million tons of heavy metals in the lake bottom? I have tried to correct various Spokesman writers regarding this lie for years. Just read the references by USGS and get the numbers right. A retraction/correction would be nice to see also. -- Fred Brackebusch, Kellogg

Answer: The writer is correct, there was a mistake in the story. A correction was printed in Wednesday's paper (6/16). The correct figure is 77 million tons. -- Steve Smith, editor

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