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)