Posts Tagged ‘ mercury ’

Somerset power plant cuts mercury emissions with controls and more down-time

May 24th, 2013 | By

A coal-fired Massachusetts power plant frequently listed as one of the most polluting in the state has dramatically reduced its mercury emissions. Federal data from the Brayton Point plant in Somerset show mercury emissions fell by almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2012, by an average of 19 pounds per year. For more on this story,

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Unhealthy mercury levels persist in Connecticut waterways and fish (update)

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

Mercury remains a “significant, persistent (and) complex problem,” said Robert Kaliszewski, director of planning and program development with DEEP.

Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming for towns

Sep 16th, 2012 | By

Nearly every Connecticut community is laced with sites tainted by contaminants like lead, mercury, asbestos, PCBs, or petroleum.These sites, mostly vacant and abandoned, were once bustling gun, textile or hat mills, car repair shops — even the neighborhood dry cleaners. For more on this story, visit: Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming

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Evangelicals Praise Senate For Protecting the Unborn from Mercury Pollution

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By

WASHINGTON, DC – In a full vote this week the Senate rejected a measure intended to roll back the EPA’s implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), a rule that would limit mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants. “Today is a great day for our kids and the unborn. The U.S. Senate did

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Power Plant Mercury Emissions Poisoning the Great Lakes

Jun 13th, 2012 | By

This week the NRDC released a report, Poisoning the Great Lakes: Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants in the Great Lakes Region, which highlights the impacts of mercury emissions from Great Lakes power plants on the people, fish, birds, and wildlife of our region.

New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards to improve Human Health

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will improve people’s health by requiring power plants that contribute to air pollution in Connecticut to use widely available, proven pollution control technologies to protect families from pollutants like mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases.

These new standards will prevent up to 90 premature deaths in Connecticut while creating up to $750 million in health benefits in 2016. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Children and Save Lives | Fred Krupp via

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

This is one of the best weeks I’ve had in a long time. Right on the heels of today’s landmark court decision upholding European laws to reduce airplane pollution, we got another historic moment for the environment and public health. Today, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson unveiled the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which will

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Avery Point scientist a global leader in mercury research

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

If mercury were a character in a mystery novel, professor William Fitzgerald would be the tenacious and brilliant Sherlock Holmes figure, relentlessly pursuing a villain who is both fascinating and dangerous. Volatile and toxic, the element that sits beside gold on the periodic table has lured Fitzgerald to remote Pacific Islands, to the tops of

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EPA seeks reduction in mercury discharge from dental offices

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

Startling Statistic: Fillings containing mercury account for 3.7 tons of mercury discharged from dental offices each year.