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Mercury Emissions Up at Coal-Burning Power Plants

Article: Mercury Emissions Up at Coal-Burning Power Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – The top 50 most-polluting coal-burning power plants in the United States emitted 20 tons of toxic mercury into the air in 2007, finds a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project. Of the top 10 mercury emitting power plants, all but one reported an increase as compared…

Millionth Mercury Switch Recovered from Junked Vehicles

Article: Millionth Mercury Switch Recovered from Junked Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – A national program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone – one million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among EPA, automobile manufacturers, steel…