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Mercury: Coming from a Power Plant Not Near You

November 4th, 2007. By Dave Oei. 2,474 views.
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Chinese Coal Power Plant It’s bad enough that the United States uses coal-burning power plants that, as of 2000, were releasing 50 tons of toxic Mercury into the air yearly. How bad is Mercury? This bad. But at least the EPA has put rules in place to reduce emissions, over a period of…13 years. A step in the right direction? I suppose.

But just when the horizon is starting to look just that much more rosy, new reports suggest that Mercury originating from coal power plants in China are contaminating air, water, and fish in the United States. The effects are quantifiable and significant. What’s worse is there’s no end in sight. Ah, what a morbid way to end a post.

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