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Alarming levels of mercury found in Ottawa River watershed, report reveals

Watershed is source of drinking water for more than two million people

May 27, 2024  By Ground Water Canada



Ottawa – Several contaminants have been found in the Ottawa River watershed, according to a recent report on its health, but the Ottawa Riverkeeper says what’s perhaps most alarming is the level of mercury. The watershed is the source of drinking water for more than two million people. It’s unknown where the mercury is coming from, but it’s suspected to be airborne and coming in from other regions. Ottawa Citizen report | READ MORE


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