Thursday, August 20, 2009

Govt. Study: Dangerous mercury levels found in 100 pct of fish

A government study finds mercury concentrations "exceeding levels set by the EPA for the protection of people" in "every one of hundreds of fish sampled from 291 freshwater streams." (Reuters)

That's pretty scary. And depressing.

More than two-thirds of fish had mercury levels exceeding the "level of concern" for fish-eating mammals.

The main sources of mercury pollution are coal plants.

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