City lakes attract more airborne mercury than those further away

Read the full post at Great Lakes Echo.

A new study proves that if you’re an urban dweller, air and rain are far more likely to dump mercury into lake near you.

Researchers at the U.S Geological Survey found that mercury deposits at about four times the rate in city lakes as those further away. They sampled soil at lakes from within 30 miles and more than 100 miles of 12 cities, including two from the Great Lakes region – Chicago and Minneapolis.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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