Plants' mercury emissions can make fish unfit to eat

Author: Jill Johnson, field director for the Georgia Public Interest Research Group and Dr. Erica Frank, president of the Atlanta chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Published on: 7 January 2004

Reducing power plant mercury emissions by 90 percent would likely result in rapid reduction in mercury levels in local waters and fish. The Bush administration should favor the public health of Georgia's mothers, children and other residents over the wishes of a few big polluters, such as Georgia Power [part of Southern Company].

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