mercury

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

In Placer County, which fish are safe to eat?

Decades after common mining practices introduced mercury to the waters in Gold Country, some of the fish still aren’t safe to eat. For the first time, a report from Californ ...

Mercury-contaminated fish flop onto local tables

Many local fisherman and their families are chowing down on fish, and unsafe amounts of mercury, from the Sierra Nevada region, according to a study released by The Sierra Fund. ...