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Document Title:

Total mercury and methylmercury in freshwater mussels Elliptio complanata from the Sudbury River watershed, Massachusetts.

AUTHOR(S):
Steven E. Mierzykowski Kenneth C. Carr


REPORT NUMBER:
FY98-MEFO-2-EC
PAGES:
1 - 51

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2001

ABSTRACT:
Remedial investigations associated with the Superfund Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found highly elevated levels of mercury in sediment and fish samples from the Sudbury River, Massachusetts. Our study was conducted 1) to determine total mercury and methyl mercury concentrations in freshwater mussels from the Sudbury River watershed, and 2) to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection with site-specific benthic invertebrate data for human health and ecological risk assessments of the river.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/mainecontaminants/pdf/NyanMussels.PDF, 500 KB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Maine Contaminants Program

Last updated: February 13, 2013