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Land managers work to finish mine cleanup feasibility study

...A feasibility study is being finalized for a multimillion-dollar clean up at the Red Devil mercury mine in the middle Kuskokwim River area. Mercury, arsenic and antimony have been leaking into the Kuskokwim River for years from 250,000 cubic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-04/land-managers-work-to-finish-mine-cl
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Rocket pioneers among us! Dave Stein reflects on being part of "Tiger Team"

...safely to earth however were the un-sung heroes of the U.S. Mercury Space program. The rocket design engineers were known as the...a satellite failed to get off the ground. By the time the Mercury manned space flight program came along we were still relying...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-03-30/rocket-pioneers-among-us-dave-st
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Refuge loons help biologists track mercury

...monitoring project to track toxic environmental mercury across North America. Scientists use...ecological indicators to track levels of mercury contamination because loons are at the...accumulate environmental contaminants such as mercury in the tissues of their body. Mercury...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091208/out_265980721.shtml
An Outdoor View: A little mercury with your fish?

...live long lives, so they accumulate more mercury than short-lived species. Due to the risk of high mercury concentrations in fish in Puget Sound...month. What's the big concern about mercury in fish? In children, mercury can affect...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120310/out_745178585.shtml
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State begins new mercury testing program for pregnant women

...test to all his pregnant patients. ''(Mercury levels) are worth checking, but if there's...division to review data on the levels of mercury in Alaska fish and humans. However...of methylmercury, a more toxic form of mercury that's been found to cause harm to developing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062002/ala_062002alapm0090001.shtml
Alaska
Winter Picnic showcases renovated Peninsula Food Bank...

As the mercury dropped outside the warmth inside was as cozy as a summers day at the first ever Winter Picnic at the Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2011-11-23/winter-picnic-showcases-renovate
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Harvesting ice for art is a Peninsula Winter Games tradition

It started more than two weeks ago as the mercury hovered well below the zero mark and Soldotna Rotarians gathered at River Bend Lake off Beaver Loop Rd. for their annual fishing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020211/dis_779974158.shtml
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Cutting down on light pollution neighborly thing to do

...glaring glow of our neighbor's yard light, reflected from high above his reflective white house, blasts our property with mercury vapor light, illuminating all of our buildings, property and home, creating an eerie green light that illuminates our closed...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032210/let_499264676.shtml
Opinion

...synthetic additives found in vaccines, including aluminum and mercury, can harm the immune and digestive systems and brain.They're...can influence I do," Moore said.The CDC has phased out a mercury-containing preservative in vaccines as a precautionary measure...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/gosia-wozniacka/2015-02-23
Not going to waste: Old electronics collected for recycling

...Hard-drives, batteries, and screens are then removed. Due to the mercury contained in the fluorescent lighting of LCD panels, screens...Total Reclaim's sister company EcoLight, which also handles mercury-containing fluorescent lightbulbs. Most of the various battery...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-16-2
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