Mercury in the Ottawa River

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Journal titleEnvironmental Research
Subjectmercury; Ottawa River; methylmercury levels in fish
AbstractThe Ottawa River Project, a 5-year study of the distribution and transport of mercury in a stretch of the Ottawa River, is summarized. Significant observations include the rapid clearance of mercury from the sediments (half-line on the order of 1 year), the utility of partition coefficients for the description of mercury distribution between sediment and water, the use of plants as indicators of inorganic and organic forms of mercury in water, and the general predictability of methylmercury levels in fish.
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NoteNRC and the University of Ottawa published this work jointly as the Ottawa River Project Group
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NRC number17424
NPARC number21275067
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