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Jar containing water and microplastic debris from a sampling effort in Milwaukee

Detailed Description

A sampling jar contains debris found in a sampling net after being rinsed thoroughly during a microplastics sampling effort in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At this point the sample is ready to be shipped to the lab for analysis.

This microplastic study is a subproject within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Phase 6 Study - Continuous Real-Time Streamflow. The sampling is contributing to provide data and address a primary objective of this study which is to characterize types and sources of microplastics in the Milwaukee area based on land use characterization (residential, industrial, etc).

(Photo 5 of 6 in sampling series)


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