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Toxic Marshes Deadly to Swans: Coeur d'Alene River Laden With Lead From Silver Valley Mining
Animals  (tags: animals, tundra swans, pollution, mining, toxic, waste, killing, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, wildlife, protection, death )

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- 3743 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
As they feed on roots and tubers in Rose Lake in Idaho, swans swallow sediment polluted with heavy metals from mining waste. At high enough levels, the lead shuts down their digestive systems, causing the swans to gasp for air as food backs up into the
   

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