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Benefits of Reducing Mercury in Saltwater Ecosystems: A Case Study, Final Report.

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Mercury enters aquatic ocean environments primarily as direct deposition or runoff. Combustion facilites are the primary sources of mercury emissions in the United States. In aquatic environments microorganisms transform mercury into its more toxic form, methylmercury, which bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in marine fish and shellfish.

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2004
W.2004.11
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Oceans and Coastal Protection Division
Office Division:
Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
EPA Author:
Martin, Debra; Wilson, John
Document Type:
Benefit Analysis
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Document Status:
Final
Pages:
112

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