PennEnvironment finds microplastic contaminants in 53 Pennsylvania waterways

NorthcentralPA.com – Philadelphia, Pa. –  PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, released the results of its study, “Microplastics in Pennsylvania: a Survey of Waterways,” on Wednesday, March 3. The group used NOAA methodology to test 53 waterways across the state, including the Susquehanna River.

According to the report, samples from 53 of the state’s most popular rivers, lakes, and streams contained at least one type of microplastic contamination. Microplastics are defined as pieces of plastic smaller than five millimeters in diameter (smaller than a grain of rice).

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