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Category Archives: Mercury
update: Chili’s backed down. http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/04/07/chili-cancel-fundraiser-for-anti-vaccine-charity/
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Courtesy of Forbes: It seems that Chili’s has gotten on the autism bandwagon/promotion. They’re announced they’ll “support the National Autism Association (NAA) by giving this group 10% of their take at the table on Monday, April 7.” Not a good idea… Continue reading
This is what we can anticipate will be the response of Government right here at home.
Why write something when someone has said it better?
[press release from US DOJ]
“… today announced the settlement with Suffolk County (Suffolk) in a federal civil environmental lawsuit alleging that Suffolk violated the federal leak prevention requirements for underground storage tanks at 35 facilities that the County has owned or operated. The violations involve 68 underground storage tanks, which contain gasoline or waste oil in generally large quantities and can cause serious environmental damage if allowed to leak.”
The media release is below. Continue reading
Keep sharp objects away from RFK Jr. and Jenny McCarthy. Continue reading
A terrific letter to the editor of The Union (Grass Valley, CA). Continue reading
GOP Congressman says you could subpoena all medical records from 60 miles around any coal plant and never find case of mercury poisoning
From the ongoing Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) gets the mercury con. Continue reading
“These results challenge the common assumption that mercury in urine is entirely derived from inhaled mercury vapor.” Continue reading
“This crackdown certainly has a few cracks in it.” Continue reading
“More than 140 nations have agreed on the first legally-binding treaty to curb mercury pollution. Delegates at UN talks in Geneva approved measures to control the use of the highly toxic metal, which is widely used in chemical production and small-scale mining, in order to limit mercury emissions.” Continue reading
This commentary is correct about thimerosal but wrong about mercury in the environment. Continue reading
Mother Nature is, by far, the biggest emitter. Continue reading
UN report + BBC reporting = FUBAR article. What’s mercury vapor go to go with burning coal for electricity? Continue reading
Manmade mercury emissions cost Europeans 700,000 IQ points per year, a new study says. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency’s mercury and air toxics standards for new coal-fired power plants are so stringent that even the best-performing existing plants cannot meet them, energy companies that are developing five new plants are arguing (White Stallion Energy Center LLC v. EPA, D.C. Cir., No. 12-1272, brief filed 7/27/12). Continue reading