Crater Lake Contaminated
A new study completed by the EPA and Oregon State University shows Crater Lake is among wilderness areas in the U.S. in which scientists have found evidence of contamination, including mercury, agricultural pesticides and banned substances such as DDT.
The study found evidence of 70 contaminants in 20 national parks and monuments. Researchers found chemicals in the plants and air around Crater Lake. The study also found contaminated fish in other national park lakes.
February 29, 2008 6:11 AM | Category: Chemicals