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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 )

- 3742 days ago -
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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Gillian M (218)
Saturday April 18, 2009, 1:49 pm
The polluting companies should be made to pay for a total clean up as Exxon was required to do! After all, if you make a mess at home you clean it up and pay for it, so should these companies.
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