There’s Gold In Them, Thar Hills -- And Toxic Mercury

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Toxic sediment — an unintended legacy of California's gold rush — is being moved from the Sierra Nevadas to the state's lowlands, posing a food-contamination risk to ecosystems and humans alike. Michael Singer from UCSB’s Earth Research Institute is among the researchers making the discovery.

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Monday, October 28, 2013