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EPA's 2004 Map of Mercury Advisories

EPA, National Maps and Graphics, downloaded 27 September 2004 from

This map was modified from the version obtained from EPA; EPA had erroneously portrayed Kansas as having active fish consumption advisories for mercury.


Getting the Job Done: A report by the National Wildlife Federation about affordable mercury controls at coal burning power plants.
Fishing for Trouble: October 2004
Reel Danger: August 2004

Quick Facts

Data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) show that 1 out of 6 U.S. women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury in their blood.

Power plants are the largest man made source of mercury pollution in the United States.

In 2001, EPA s own scientists said existing technologies could achieve a 90 percent reduction from power plants by 2008.
In 21 states, mercury advisories cover every inland lake and/or river. According to EPA data, 55 percent of the fish caught from America s lakes contain mercury levels exceeding EPA s 'safe' limit for women of childbearing age.
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