Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I know where you're coming from

Some pollution comes from sources that are small but widespread. An example would be runoff from farm fields and city streets. But, others are easy to pinpoint. It turns out that 11 percent of the total mercury emissions in the United States come from smokestacks associated with gold mines near Elko, Nevada. Unfortunately, the mines are not covered under the most recent rules regarding mercury emissions.

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