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Studies Find High Mercury Levels in the Wild

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Studies Find High Mercury Levels in the Wild

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Studies Find High Mercury Levels in the Wild

Studies Find High Mercury Levels in the Wild

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New research shows that fish, birds and mammals in New England have significant amounts of mercury in their bodies. The reports find the toxic metal in some unexpected places — such as mountaintops, in rare birds that live there. The findings suggest that power plants in the Midwest are a major source of mercury for the Northeast.