Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mercury in the Catskills

A new study indicates mercury from power plants and other industrial sources in the Ohio Valley could be contributing to mercury found in animals in the Catskill Mountains of New York state, and mercury concentrations in animals increases with elevation.

A summary of the article is here.

From the summary, the study does not specifically link mercury in the Catskills to the Ohio Valley. It does find a correlation between concentration and altitude.