Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

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Published: 23Sep2014

Phys.org | Sept. 18, 2014

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads', <2 mm diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. 

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