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Investigating Atmospheric Mercury with the U.S. Geological Survey Mobile Mercury Laboratory

Fact Sheet 2007-3071

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Abstract

Atmospheric mercury is thought to be an important source of mercury present in fish, resulting in numerous local, statewide, tribal, and province-wide fish consumption advisories in the United States and Canada (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2007a). To understand how mercury occurs in the atmosphere and its potential to be transferred from the atmosphere to the biosphere, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been investigating sources and forms of atmospheric mercury, especially in locations where the amount of mercury deposited from precipitation is above average.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Investigating Atmospheric Mercury with the U.S. Geological Survey Mobile Mercury Laboratory
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2007-3071
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.