International Joint Commission Calls for Improved Great Lakes Atmospheric Mercury Monitoring

International Joint Commission Calls for Improved Great Lakes Atmospheric Mercury Monitoring
December 9, 2015 Lea Vigi

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The International Joint Commission (IJC), concerned by the lack of sustained funding for the number of monitoring sites, is recommending in a report released today that the Canadian and U.S. governments provide stable long-term funding to monitor atmospheric deposition of mercury in the Great Lakes region.  The Commission is concerned that mercury concentrations in some Great Lakes fish in some locations are increasing or may increase in some fish species in the future due to significant increases in coal burning in Asia.

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