Study measures contaminants in National Parks

The findings of a massive 6-year study measuring contaminants in National Parks was released this week. The 500-page report measured pollutants in snow, water, sediments, fish and vegetation in 8 core parks and 20 other park units in the Western United States ranging from the Noatak National Preserve in Alaska to the Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande near Mexico.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage