metallic mercury

Texas Company Illegally Stored Liquid Mercury in Rhode Island

Article: Texas Company Illegally Stored Liquid Mercury in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, October 16, 2008 (ENS) – The Southern Union Company, headquartered in Texas, was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury in Providence for illegally storing liquid mercury at a site in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The jury found Southern Union, owner of the New England Gas Company, guilty of one felony count of storing…

Mercury Poisoning Found in Northeast Loons

Article: Mercury Poisoning Found in Northeast Loons

NEW YORK, New York, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – The call of the loon has sounded over the waters of northeast lakes for centuries. Now those lakes are polluted with so much mercury that the loons are being poisoned, new research shows. A long-term study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the BioDiversity Research Institute, and…