Minnesota leads in mercury control
Ninety percent of the atmospheric mercury that falls into Minnesota lakes and streams comes from outside of the state. When it comes to controlling the other 10 percent, Minnesota is leading the nation.
Mercury is released into the air from sources in Minnesota and around the world and then falls onto Minnesota land and surface waters. Mercury is a neurotoxin that converts to methylmercury in water, accumulating in fish and resulting in fish consumption advisories.
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