No Easy Solutions for Great Salt Lake Mercury

"SALT LAKE CITY -- Dealing with mercury problems plaguing the Great Salt Lake won't be as simple as finding and eliminating its sources, a national mercury expert said Tuesday.

Work also needs to focus on identifying ways mercury converts into the more harmful methylmercury and creeps through the food web, said Dave Krabbenhoft, a Wisconsin-based research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Krabbenhoft, who established USGS's Mercury Research Laboratory in 1994, spoke Tuesday to a group of officials dealing with Utah's mercury problems at the Great Salt Lake and elsewhere in the state."

Mike Stark reports for the Associated Press May 12, 2009.

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Source: AP, 05/13/2009