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River algae affecting mercury pollution at Superfund site

From Science Daily: “Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton — a community of algae, bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces — is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New Hampshire river into a more toxic form of the metal.  The study also found lower than anticipated levels of methylmercury […]

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