The legacy of mercury cycling from mining sources in an aquatic ecosystem: from ore to organism.

@article{Suchanek2008TheLO,
  title={The legacy of mercury cycling from mining sources in an aquatic ecosystem: from ore to organism.},
  author={Thomas H. Suchanek and Peter J. Richerson and Robert A. Zierenberg and Collin A. Eagles-Smith and Darell G. Slotton and E. James Harner and David A. Osleger and Daniel W. Anderson and Joseph J. Cech and S. Geoffrey Schladow and Arthur E. Colwell and Jeffrey F. Mount and Peggie S King and David P. Adam and Kenneth J McElroy},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 8 Suppl},
  pages={A12-28}
}
Clear Lake is the site of an abandoned mercury (Hg) mine (active intermittently from 1873 to 1957), now a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site. Mining activities, including bulldozing waste rock and tailings into the lake, resulted in approximately 100 Mg of Hg entering the lake's ecosystem. This series of papers represents the culmination of approximately 15 years of Hg-related studies on this ecosystem, following Hg from the ore body to the highest trophic levels. A series of… CONTINUE READING