Indiana remains one of the states with the highest level of pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to a major new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) which rates power plants both in terms of sheer mercury pollution and mercury pollution adjusted per kilowatt.
The “dirty dozen” states with the most plants in the top 50 in terms of mercury pollution are Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The worst plant was found in Alabama. Texas accounts for five of the 10 dirtiest plants in terms of mercury emissions.
The EIP report, which will be released on Thursday, Nov. 20, discusses ways in which mercury removal is achievable. It also points out how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has backed off from strict power plant mercury regulation in the past several years.
For more on EIP and the latest report go to http://www.environmentalintegrity.org