by Gary Rinne,

by maegg/

THUNDER BAY — Water samples taken from Lake Superior show that the Thunder Bay area appears to have a significant amount of plastic pollutants.

The samples were collected in 2014 as part of a fish survey on Lake Superior by an American research team.

Kara Cox, a Thunder Bay-raised graduate student at the University of Waterloo, has analyzed the water from 188 different samples taken around the lake. She’s found microplastics—defined as being smaller than 5 mm—in each and every sample.

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