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Knowledge is Power: Options for Improving Mercury TMDLS

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Abstract:

TMDLs need to be directionally correct before they can be applied as useful tools for water quality restoration. Many mercury TMDLs rely on simplified assumptions that are not consistent with real world data. They also ignore confounding factors that may have a more significant influence on methyl mercury levels in fish than mercury loading to water. A significant number of mercury TMDLs remain to be developed. Those TMDLs should benefit from our emerging knowledge about mercury cycling in the water environment.

Keywords: ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION; CONFOUNDING FACTORS; EVASION; LINEAR RELATIONSHIPS; MERCURY TMDLS; STEADY STATE CONDITIONS; TRANSPORT MECHANISMS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864707786619206

Publication date: 2007-10-01

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