Plastic pollution: Study finds microplastics in nearly all western Montana waters

News Type: State Source: Missoula Current
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More than 90 percent of the waters tested for plastics by a team of citizen scientists this summer have turned up positive results, though the source of the pollutants remains unknown.

Skye Borden of Environment Montana and a team of university interns set out in April to test 50 waters across the state for signs of microplastics. By the end of June, samples from 10 sites had been placed under a microscope, and nine of them bore signs of plastic fibers, filaments and film.