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Mercury contamination in a 54-m core from lake Huleh

Naturevolume 256pages476478 (1975) | Download Citation

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THERE has been some discussion1 concerning the suggestion of Aston et al.2 that recent technological growth has resulted in a progressive increase in mercury in the sediments of Lake Windermere, UK. Here I report some data from another lake to substantiate their suggestion.

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    • U. M. COWGILL

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