Stream pollution from mountaintop mining doesn’t stay put in the water

Source: Science Daily

Since the 1980s, a mountaintop mine in West Virginia has been leaching selenium into nearby streams at levels deemed unsafe for aquatic life. Now, even though the mine is closed, a new study finds high concentrations of selenium in emerging stream insects and the spiders that eat them along the banks, an indication that the contaminant moves from water to land as it moves up the food chain.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200407072702.htm