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Las Vegas Sun: Feds Consider Taking Lead on Mercury Emissions
September 3, 2009, 10:21 am
Filed under: News, Spotlight on... Mercury

State wants to keep policing mines’ mercury emissions, but pending EPA regulations leave the effort in question.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 | 2 a.m.
Steve Marcus

Washington — As the Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with the nation’s first-ever regulation of mercury emissions from gold mines, the agency’s top administrator vows stricter monitoring of the toxin — which continues to accumulate in streams, air and fish.

Within six weeks the EPA is expected to release its proposed method for controlling the amount of mercury that gold mines in Nevada — the nation’s biggest gold producer — and elsewhere can release into the air.

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