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E-M:/ RE: / Dir. Chester: Technology exists to clean mercury in state



See http://www.elpc.org/energy/coal/index.php for progress in Illinois.
 
Ed Steinman
Sierra Club, Huron Valley Group


From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net] On Behalf Of Rita Jack
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:12 AM
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Subject: E-M:/ Dir. Chester: Technology exists to clean mercury in state

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070129/OPINION01/701290315/1008

 

 

* Technology exists to clean mercury in state

The Detroit News By Steven Chester

 

  The serious health effects of mercury pollution are well documented and cannot be ignored. Coal-fired power plants contribute 38 percent of Michigan's mercury emissions, the largest single source in the state. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has instructed the Department of Environmental Quality to write a rule requiring those power plants to reduce their mercury emissions by 90 percent by 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Rita Jack

 

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Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

109 E. Grand River Ave.

Lansing, Michigan  48906

tel:  517-484-2372

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