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Mercury Contamination at Acadia National Park
This short video describes concerns about elevated levels of mercury across Acadia National Park’s landscape. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal that builds-up in organisms and magnifies in concentration with each level of the food chain. The major source of mercury in the park’s environment is deposition from the atmosphere—a result, in part, of emissions from industrial sources in midwestern states.
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For more information please visit:
- Fact sheet - Mercury Contamination at Acadia National Park (pdf, 1.52 MB)
- Air Quality in Parks: Acadia National Park
- Acadia National Park - Air Quality
Last Updated: March 09, 2011