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North America Has 32 Million Gallons of Dangerous Mercury Below Permafrost That Is Melting From Global Warming

“There would be no environmental problem if everything remained frozen, but we know the Earth is getting warmer."
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Thawing permafrost could release massive amounts of toxic mercury

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