WAMC New York News
10:30 am
Thu September 21, 2006

Report Finds Mercury Contamination Permeates Wildlife Systems

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.