"Voyage Studying Plastic Waste in Great Lakes Sets Sail"

"Until now, scientists could only guess at the amount of plastic waste in the Great Lakes. This week, a team of researchers sets sail to conduct the first-ever survey of plastic pollution in the world’s largest fresh water system."

"'You really have to start with, "Is this even an issue in the Great Lakes?"  [With] 35 million people living around the Great Lakes, all the plastic you see blowing around, common sense is that it’s out there,' says Sherri 'Sam' Mason, professor within SUNY Fredonia’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry."

Daniel Robison reports for WBFO, Buffalo Public Radio, July 11, 2012.
 

Source: WBFO, 07/12/2012