Ancient Maya reservoirs contained toxic pollution

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 19:30 in Earth & Climate

Reservoirs in the heart of an ancient Maya city were so polluted with mercury and blue-green algae that the water likely was undrinkable. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati found toxic levels of pollution in four central reservoirs in Tikal, an ancient Maya city that dates back to the third century B.C. in what is […]

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