Indiana 5th in Mercury Pollution

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)

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