|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:59:22 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOTA, GLOBAL: Saglek Bay, Canadian Arctic|
PCB clean-up leads to quick recovery of Arctic wildlife.Brown, TM, TA Sheldon, NM Burgess and KJ Reimer. 2009. Reduction of PCB contamination in an Arctic coastal environment: A first step in assessing ecosystem recovery after the removal of a point source. Environmental Science and Technology doi:10.1021/es900941w.
Synopsis by Karen Kidd and Wendy Hessler Environmental Health News December 11, 2009PCBs at a contaminated military site in northern Canada were once high enough to affect the reproduction of nearby fish and fish-eating birds. Now, only eight years after the area was cleaned up, the levels in wildlife have dropped remarkably, researchers now report. The findings are the first to show that Arctic wildlife can recover from intense pollution if the contaminated sites in these very cold-weather regions are remediated.
... For the entire article, see http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/pcb-clean-up-arctic-wildlife-make-quick-recovery/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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