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UT Knoxville and ORNL Researchers Reveal Key To How Bacteria Clear Mercury Pollution
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.,
Oct. 1, 2009
Mercury pollution is a persistent problem in the environment. Human activity has lead to increasingly large accumulations of the toxic chemical, especially in waterways, where fish and shellfish tend to act as sponges for the heavy metal.
A new discovery by scientists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, however, has shed new light on one of nature's best mercury fighters: bacteria.
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