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Authorities investigating mercury spill in Keizer

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KEIZER, OR (AP) -

Authorities say crews have recovered 5 ounces of mercury apparently spilled by an apartment resident in Keizer.

The Statesman Journal reports that federal investigators and city agencies have been at the Wyatt Lee Apartments since Friday investigating the July 29 spill.

Authorities say the mercury has been tracked to several residents' doorways.

The spill was near a storm water drain and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is trying to determine if there are traces of mercury in the water.

EPA officials say they've reached out to apartment residents, especially families with children.

Mercury exposure can harm the brain, heart, lungs and immune system.

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