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."
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