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New Research Sheds Light On Mercury Pollution

By | April 26, 2012

Mercury pollution is a growing problem in the Arctic. And new research is offering some insight into how mercury reacts with the sea ice that covers much of the Arctic Ocean. Sandy Steffen is a Physical Scientist with Environment Canada. She studied mercury pollution on the sea ice outside of Barrow and is presenting her work this week at the International Polar Year conference in Montreal.

She says the study was the first to measure the difference between mercury absorption on sea ice and on land.

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