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Searching for a mussel solution: Montana seeks to prevent infestations plaguing other states

A 2016 Great Lakes’ states economic analysis by Michigan based Anderson Economic Group LLC sought to quantify the impacts of aquatic invasive species. The study estimates the cost of monitoring and controlling zebra mussels at one hydroelectric dam at $1.2 million annually. Costs for mussel controls at water treatment plants ranged from $480,000 to $540,000.


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