Portland Press Herald: [Maine] toxicologist Andrew Smith received an urgent message in 2011: A team of independent scientists had discovered dangerously high levels of mercury in black ducks in a marsh near the mouth of the Penobscot River.

But what Smith didn’t know was that the same scientists had previously conducted tests that showed similarly high levels of mercury from samplings in the same area of lobsters – the source of the state’s multimillion-dollar signature seafood industry–and failed to report their findings.

Read more about Maine’s plans to change its mercury-reporting procedures.


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