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Clean the Rain, Clean the Lakes II: Mercury in Rain is Contaminating New England's Waterways [PDF]
Abstract: A report about how mercury contamination is affecting the rain and waterways of New England and its threats to wildlife and people. Also includes state-by-state data and a call to action.
Source: National Wildlife Federation

Integrating Multi-media Measurements of Mercury in the Great Lakes Region
Abstract: The purpose of the collaborative project for "Integrating Multimedia Measurements of Mercury in the Great Lakes" is to facilitate the accessibility of environmental mercury data. The project will compile a wide variety of mercury data for the Great Lakes region and analyze these data to address key questions about environmental mercury contamination and the exposure and effects on fish and wildlife.
Source: Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Mercury in the Environment
Abstract: A comprehensive source of information for environmental managers, health professionals, scientists, and the interested public, Mercury in the Environment summarizes mercury cycling and transport and dynamics in terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric environments and exposure and effects in humans and wildlife.
Source: Dartmouth

Mercury Source Identification
Abstract: The Regional Water Quality Control Plant conducted this study to investigate sources of mercury in the plant's influent.
Source: City of Palo Alto

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 3 Chapter 3, Measured Concentrations [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter first presents available measurement data for mercury in environmental media and biota and is followed by a discussion of efforts to collect measurement data from remote locations and near anthropogenic sources of concern. Measurement data for people and wildlife are presented in Volumes 4 and 6, respectively.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6 Chapter 3, Exposure to Piscivorous Avian and Mammalian Wildlife to Airborne Mercury [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter aims to characterize the extent to which piscivorous wildlife are exposed to mercury originating from airborne approaches.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6, An Ecological Assessment for Anthropogenic Mercury Emissions in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: This volume discusses the ecological effects of exposure to airborne mercury emissions. It reviews toxicity and bioaccumulation data in order to develop qualitative statements about risk of airborne mercury emissions to piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6, Conclusions, Research, References [PDF]
Abstract: Conclusions summarizing the data from Volume 6 of the Mercury Report to Congress. Also contains research needs such as field residue date, natural history data, and wildlife toxicity data.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapters 3 & 4, Characterization of Fate of Environmental Mercury & Characterization of Exposure [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 3 makes an effort to update wildlife criterion (WC) values for mercury by calculating its value using methylmercury data. With the appropriate conversion factors, this data can be related to total mercury in fish and water. Chapter 4 looks at modeling analysis, long-range atmospheric transport analysis, uncertainties in environmental fate modeling, and mercury concentrations in water and aquatic biota.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Michigan DEQ Mercury Strategy Staff Report [PDF]
Abstract: This report documents the comprehensive strategy to eliminate mercury contamination in Michigan’s environment by identifying current sources, monitoring activities, policies and regulations and to make specific recommendations to meet the goal of eliminating anthropogenic mercury use and releases in Michigan within a specified time frame.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Northeast Regional Mercury Total Maximum Daily Load [PDF]
Abstract: This Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document outlines a strategy for reducing mercury concentrations in fish in Northeast fresh waterbodies so that water quality standards can be met. This will require reductions from mercury sources within the Northeast region, U.S. states outside of the region, and global sources.
Source: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)

Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Dissolved Methylmercury in Two Stream Basins in the Eastern United States
Abstract: Scientists assessed MeHg at large basin, headwater basin, and stream reach scales in two basins (Edisto River, South Carolina; Upper Hudson River, New York) with elevated fish Hg burdens. Spatial/seasonal patterns in surface water dissolved MeHg concentrations and mass fluxes were assessed along with sediment MeHg concentrations and production potentials in the headwater basins to identify MeHg sources and important controls on stream MeHg concentrations throughout the Edisto and Upper Hudson Rivers.
Source: Environmental Science & Technology

Spatial Patterns of Mercury in Macroinvertebrates and Fishes from Streams of Two Contrasting Forested Landscapes in the Eastern United States
Abstract: During 2007–2009, scientists studied mercury and stable isotope spatial patterns of macroinvertebrates and fishes from two medium-sized forested basins in contrasting settings.
Source: EcoToxicology

Study of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units: Executive Summary [PDF]
Abstract: Contains US utilities' emissions data for 13 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and methyl mercury risk assessment information.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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