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Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture - University of Maine
The perception of glacial water as cold and pristine isn’t reality, says Kimberley Miner. At least the pristine part. The research assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute found pesticide pollutants — including the insecticide DDT — in a remote Alaskan glacier and its meltwater. Pesticides that contain organochlorine compounds (OCPs) are …