Mercury Contamination in Poplar Creek and the Clinch River.
Richmond, C.R. (Assis. Director for Biomedical & Environ. Sciences)
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Health, Safety and Environment\General
1977 Jun 06
1995 Jan 28
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1996 Jul 24
The East Fork Poplar Creek and the Clinch River were found to be contaminated with Mercury based on analysas and comparsions of Hg concentrations in fish and sediments collected from these environs. Concentrations of total mercury in muscle of all largemouth bass collected in Poplar Creek in 1976 exceeded the FDA's proposed action level for Hg in fish.