Agency Seeks Monitoring Of Mercury Pollution In Great LakesA U.S.-Canadian agency says both federal governments should keep a closer eye on mercury pollution in the Great Lakes, which increasingly comes from as far away as Asia.
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'Fingerprinting' Tracks Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power PlantFor the first time, the chemical "fingerprints" of the element mercury have been used by University of Michigan researchers to directly link environmental pollution to a specific coal-burning power plant.
Great Lakes Mercury Pollution -- Nearly Forgotten, Not GoneThe scope and intensity of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region is much greater than previously reported, but additional mercury controls should bring needed improvement, according to a new summary of scientific research on the subject.