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Minnesota’s One-Of-A-Kind Mercury Dog Dies At Age 14

Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

The United States has seen only one dog with the ability to do what Clancy could do; detect mercury. The labrador-retriever-hound mix passed away last Sunday at the age of 14.

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Clancy served nine years with the state agency, identifying toxic vapors that humans can’t see, smell or taste.

During his tenure, Clancy and work partner Carol Hubbard helped remove over 2,000 pounds of mercury from 330 schools state-wide. In 2007, their work led to a mercury-ban in schools that was passed by the Minnesota Legislature.

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