Microplastics are found in Lake Tahoe’s waters for first time ever!

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Los Angeles Times | Louis Sahagun | Aug 26, 2019


"We really hoped we wouldn’t find much of this material in Tahoe’s water, which is almost entirely snowmelt,” a researcher said of microplastic pollution detected in the lake. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)


Scientists have detected microplastic pollution in Lake Tahoe’s deep blue waters for the first time. Now they are trying to determine its source and potential harm to the lake’s flora and fauna.

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