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Nearly 100 chemical contaminants found in waters of Congaree NP, USGS study finds

Dozens of contaminants were found within the protected areas of Congaree National Park, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Researchers collected 72 water and sediment samples from 16 river and lake sites around the park and found 49 pharmaceuticals and 47 other contaminants, including pesticides and chemicals associated with wastewater.


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