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Halifax conference examines advances regarding mercury in environment
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Halifax conference examines advances regarding mercury in environment

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — “More than 800 researchers from 48 countries have gathered in Halifax for a week-long conference to examine ways of limiting the effects of mercury on human health and the environment. Organizers of the biennial event that began Sunday said their goal was to provide policy makers […]

Soil samples reveal urban mercury footprints
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Soil samples reveal urban mercury footprints

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — “Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence — cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States — have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants. A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is among the first to […]

Activists deliver support for EPA mercury rule
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Activists deliver support for EPA mercury rule

BOSTON, MA —”Activists delivered more than 630,000 comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Boston today to support the agency’s draft rules to significantly curb mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. The agency is expected to finalize new mercury rules by mid-November that would cut emissions of […]

Send your comment to Lisa Jackson, U.S. EPA Administrator
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Send your comment to Lisa Jackson, U.S. EPA Administrator

Urge her to enact strong mercury rules On March 16, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from power plants. Specifically, the proposal would reduce emissions from new and existing coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units. Ohio […]