by Cathy Dobson, The Sarnia Journal

Fifteen people from Sarnia are assisting with a pilot project to determine just how much plastic is polluting the water of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

The research beginning in May is expected to produce some unsettling results, says Tineasha Brenot, a technologist with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation in Goderich.

Brenot is managing the microplastic awareness project, which will see 162 volunteers along the coast collect near-shore water samples.

Each sample will be filtered and examined under a microscope to measure the volume of microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic that measure five millimetres or less.

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