Toxic chemical discovered in birds outside of Superfund site

18 agosto 2015

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.