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Federal appeals court says EPA can force power plants to cut mercury emissions

mdsolar (1045926) writes | about 3 months ago

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mdsolar (1045926) writes ""A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld regulations adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut mercury and other emissions from large power plants, a setback for states and energy trade groups that have been challenging Clean Air Act regulations during the Obama administration.

The decision by a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means that coal- and oil-fired plants must purchase scrubbers and other equipment to prevent 91 percent of mercury from being released into the air during the burning of coal.... The Department of Energy forecasts that capacity retirements will reach 60,000 [megawatts]""

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seems good to me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46777643)

When I was young I was give a quart of mercury, it was used in a cleaning process. I would shoot it at people from BIC pens with the ink cartridge removed, one time it fell down my throat, I"m normal as far as I know (laughter here).

I buried it (or rather dumped it into a hole) and to this day can condemn a house of people I don't know.

I read an article in Life magazine of the Japanese children who lived down wind of Mercury laden smoke with nervous disorders and feel damn lucky.

Mercury is a bad thing.

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