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A plastic cup lays degrading on a Lake Tahoe beach near Incline Village, Nevada Friday, June 23, 2023.

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Lake Tahoe has high concentration of microplastics, global research shows

Microplastics, small fragments of fibers from clothing, packaging and other plastic residue, have invaded freshwater lakes and watersheds globally and in alarming quantities, according to new research published in the scientific journal Nature under the title “Plastic debris in lakes and reservoirs.”


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