The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants.
1: Number of coal plants in Delaware that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
54%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Delaware since 2011.
$270 million: Amount of health benefits to Delawareans each year due to mercury standards.
3: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Delaware due to mercury contamination.