Mercury Pollution in Tennessee
Mercury standards under attack: 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. Moms want to know:
Why is Trump’s EPA trying to make it easier to add mercury to our air?
7: Number of coal plants in Tennessee that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
90%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Tennessee since 2011.
$3 billion: Amount of health benefits to Tennesseeans each year due to mercury standards.
22: Bodies of water WITH fish advisories across Tennessee due to mercury contamination.