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Reuters: Mercury-Tainted Fish Found Widely in US Streams
August 21, 2009, 8:57 am
Filed under: News, Spotlight on... Mercury

Thu Aug 20, 2009
 
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Scientists have detected mercury contamination in every one of hundreds of fish sampled from 291 freshwater streams, according to a U.S. government study released on Wednesday.

More than a quarter of those fish contained concentrations of mercury exceeding levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency for the protection of people who eat average amounts of fish, the U.S. Geological Survey report said.

More than two-thirds exceeded the EPA-set level of concern for fish-eating mammals.

Read the article at http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE57J01420090820

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