Mercury in San Francisco Bay
Topics: Environment, Health, Television
Science Education Collections: Grade 6
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There's a hidden danger in San Francisco Bay: mercury. A potent neurotoxin that can cause serious illness, mercury has been flowing into the bay since the mining days of the Gold Rush Era. It has settled in the bay's mud and made its way up the food chain, endangering wildlife and making many fish unsafe to eat. Now a multi-billion-dollar plan aims to clean it up. But will it work?Tags: bay, kqed, mercury, pbs, QUEST, san francisco
- What's safe to eat?
- Almaden Quicksilver County Park
- Producer's Notes: Mercury in San Francisco Bay
- interactive Mercury map of the Bay Area created in honor of Earth Day 2008.">Reporter's Notes (Part 1) & Mercury Map
- Got Mercury?