Why anyone would want to eat blue claw crabs taken from the Lower Passaic River or Newark Bay is beyond me, but obviously some folks believe they have iron stomachs.
However the DEP says harvesting blue claws from those areas is dangerous and prohibited.
Studies have shown high levels of PCBs and other contaminants, including mercury, in the waters.
"There is no way to prepare crabs from these waters to make them safe for consumption," said Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.
That's good enough for me.