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Indiana 5th in Mercury Pollution

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

Indiana is in the top five among states for the highest levels of mercury pollution.

The study from the group Environment America uses U-S E-P-A data, which found more than 134-thousand pounds of mercury were emitted from power plants across the country.

The total mercury pollution produced in Indiana during 2009 totaled six-thousand-46 pounds.

NIPSCO’s (nips-kohz) R-M Schahfer Generating Station in northern Jasper County was 62nd on the list for emitting the heavy metal.

Three coal-fired power plants in southwestern Indiana released more mercury.

(From Sam Klemet, IPBS)