Mercury Levels Drop in Some MA Freshwater Fish

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Brook Trout/Wikimedia A new Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection report is drawing a connection between a drop in mercury levels in fish and efforts to reduce mercury emissions from incinerators, power plants and other sources.

The report said that in a mercury ‘‘hotspot’’ near several solid-waste incinerators, levels of the toxic heavy metal in largemouth bass and yellow perch dropped by more than 40% after local mercury emissions were cut by 98%.

Read more about the report that links a drop in fish mercury levels to a decrease in harmful admissions.