Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Texas #1 for the Wrong Reason

A report just released by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) says that Texas is at the top of the list when it comes to Mercury pollution.

Mercury is a neurotoxin that can impair the development of infants and children if exposed to prolonged periods of this element.

The study showed that five out of the top 10 most polluting power plants, including the number one power plant mercury emitter, was found in Texas.

This report rates the power plants both in terms of sheer mercury pollution and mercury pollution per gigawatt hour.

This article is courtesy of: Texas News Advisory
A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available at www.environmentalintegrity.org