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Thu September 21, 2006
Report Finds Mercury Contamination Permeates Wildlife Systems
By Pat Bradley
Plattsburgh, NY – The National Wildlife Federation's Northeast Division and the Biodiversity Research Institute have issued a report that indicated mercury is affecting more species of wildlife than originally thought. The study finds that tissue contamination has moved up the food chain beyond fish, and high levels are now found in songbirds and mammals in the Northeast as well as other regions. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.