Sea lion skin creating toxic water supply


nuclear power- 210 by 259An excerpt from the Washington Post explains how leaks from power plants are affecting California’s clean water supply:

“New research has discovered that when sea lions eat a quantity of fish loaded with methylmercury (released from power plants), the toxin builds up in their skin.

 

sea lions on shoreThe molting sea lion skin has a high mercury content that then washes onto California shores and seeps into coastal waters, creating toxic hot spots.”

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