Mercury Pollution from Coal-fired Power Plants

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Mercury pollution is a serious problem across the nation. Every state in America has issued health advisories warning people to limit or avoid eating ertain species of fish due to toxic mercury contamination, many of which cover every water body in the state. Coal-fired power plants are by far the largest source of mercury pollution in America, placing our public health and wildlife at grave risk.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poisedto take action to reduce this dangerous threat tocurrent and future generations of people and wildlife. Recent attempts by Congress to prevent EPA from doing its job are misguided and prevent the use of modern technologies readily available to reduce mercury pollution from power plants and other sources.