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Mercury -- Environmental aspects -- United States

Comprehensive Assessment of Mercury in Streams Explains Sources, Cycling, and Effects

This article on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website summarizes the findings from a comprehensive assessment of mercury in waterways across the nation. As the article mentions, mercury, which can travel long distances in the atmosphere, is often the product of coal burning for energy production. In the study featured here, about one in four of the predator fish sampled exceeded EPA...