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New Concerns About Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes ‘Garbage Patch’

as if the sediment pollution plumes weren’t reason enough to get skeeved out at the thought of swimming in the the great lakes, it turns out that new research shows the lakes have their very own version of the great pacific garbage patch consisting of tons of microscopic plastic particles that can’t be seen with the naked eye and levels of PAHs (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) twice as high as what is found in the world oceans.