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Thursday talk: USGS scientist on mercury accumulation in ecosystems

Original post made on Jun 24, 2009

Just as there was gold in California's hills, there was also mercury, including in the Santa Cruz Mountains. USGS scientist Tom Suchanek
will give a talk at the USGS offices in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, about mercury accumulation in ecosystems.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 6:00 PM

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Posted by Yoloite
a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

Regarding mercury in the Coast Range, it may be of interest that Calistoga is located in Napa County (there is no Calistoga County in California), and that Clear Lake is in Lake county, in the Cache Creek basin, a tributary to the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay. Cache Creek introduces approximately half the mercury delievered annually to the Sacramento River, and a good portion of that comes from the Sulphur Bank Mine on the edge of Clear Lake.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:07 am

There may not be a Calistoga County in California, but there should be. I mean, think about it. It's a perfect name for a county.


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