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Mercury Speciation in Piscivorous Fish from Mining-Impacted Reservoirs

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2007

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Kuwabara, James S., Arai, Yuji, Topping, Brent R., Pickering, Ingrid J., and George, Graham N., 2007, Mercury Speciation in Piscivorous Fish from Mining-Impacted Reservoirs: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 41, iss. 8, p. 2745-2749.

Summary

Guadalupe Reservoir (GUA), California, and Lahontan Reservoir (LAH), Nevada, U.S. are both affected either directly or indirectly by the legacy of gold and silver mining in the Sierra Nevada during the nineteenth century. Analysis of total mercury in fish from these lentic systems consistently indicate elevated concentrations (>1 ?g·g-1 wet weight; hereinafter, all concentrations are reported as wet weight unless indicated otherwise) well above the U.S. Environmenal Protection Agency's human consumption advisory level for fish (<0.3 ?g·g-1). Replicate X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) analyses on largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass from GUA and LAH were performed to determine predominant chemical species of mercury accumulated [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1021/es0628856

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