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From Science Daily and New York Times on 18-Aug-2015 15:35

A contaminated mixture called Aroclor 1268 has spread beyond a former chemical plant, now a Superfund site, near Brunswick, scientists have discovered. The findings indicate that the least tern ingests the contaminant when it forages on fish; because shore birds are at the top of the food chain, they are important indicators of the health of coastal environments, researchers say.


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