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CLARKSON STUDENTS TO RESEARCH MERCURY POLLUTION ACROSS NORTHERN NEW YORK

 

Mercury is found in high concentrations in fish-eating birds like common loons in the Adirondack Mountains because microbes move this toxic metal from sediments into the food chain, which ultimately ends up in fish. Photo credit: Brendan Wiltse.

The concept of a widespread toxin in a pristine scenic environment is difficult for us to reason: 'Why can't my family eat fish I catch from a lake in the Adirondack State Park? How is it possible that this beautiful mountain landscape is contami...



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