Study finds plastic fibers in 90% of rainwater samples

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Government researchers say plastic-waste is finding a new home in the natural environment.

A study called “It’s Raining Plastic” by the Department of Interior found tiny plastic fibers to be in 90% of rainwater samples recently collected in the Rocky Mountains.

Scientists collected samples in both rural and urban communities, then examined the samples under a microscope.

Researchers say based on what they found, it’s likely that plastics are in our groundwater, and accumulated in rivers nationwide.

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