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August 14, 2013
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...
News / state
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
April 27, 2013
Clancy, the mercury-detecting dog, has died
St. Paul, Minn. -- From dog pound to international stardom, Clancy, the only mercury-detecting dog in the United States, passed away last Sunday, April 21, 2013. Clancy will be remembered for his single-minded commitment to improving Minnesota's environment and protecting public...
April 27, 2013 - 10:12am
February 18, 2013
MPCA praises power utilities for dramatic mercury emissions
Ninety percent of the atmospheric mercury that falls into Minnesota lakes and streams and makes fish unsafe to eat comes from outside of the state.
February 18, 2013 - 11:30am
August 3, 2012
Recent study on blood mercury levels raises concerns
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reminds anglers that they can reduce potential health risks by following the state's current advice on safely consuming fish. This year's edition of the state's fish consumption guidelines includes guidelines for limiting consumption of specific...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
Recent online mercury discovery leads to more tips
Got mercury? If so, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that it's important to manage it properly to protect yourself and the environment, and to avoid significant health and legal problems. In recent weeks since a statewide news story about a Floodwood, Minnesota man...
June 23, 2012 - 2:36pm
June 3, 2009
Mercury levels rise in walleyes, northerns
An unexpected rise in mercury concentrations in northern pike and walleyes pulled from Minnesota lakes shows there is reason to watch the amount of fish that people include in their diet.
June 3, 2009 - 12:05am
June 11, 2008
State revises advice for eating fish
Most everyone likes a fresh-caught meal of fish. Unless the fish contain mercury, PCBs or other pollutants that pose a health risk. For more than 20 years, the state health department has issued a fish consumption advisory that tells people how many meals of fish they can safely...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am