EWG: Estimated mercury emissions from coal burning power plants
Coal-fired power plants are the largest mercury pollutors. EPA is scheduled to regulate mercury pollution from these plants in 2004. The tables below were developed from data submitted to EPA by power companies.
The pollution amounts listed only include mercury emitted through smokestacks directly into the air. They do not include any other form of combustion waste.
For more information on mercury pollution from power plants read Mercury Falling, a report released by EWG, Natural Resources Defense Counsel, and the Clean Air Network.