Mercury Removal News

  • Brian Henry named portfolio federal project director for Y-12 cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) has named Brian Henry as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup at the Y-12 National Security Complex. As the portfolio federal project director, Henry oversees all of the planning and execution for Y-12’s current and upcoming cleanup projects, including all decontamination, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Mercury Removal from Exhaust Stacks and Process Gas is a Shifting Billion Dollar/yr. Market

    New technologies, geographies and regulations are creating an ever changing market for mercury removal from exhaust stacks and process gases. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in N056 Mercury Air Reduction Market. The largest application is coal-fired boilers. Natural gas purification, sewage sludge incinerators, waste-to-energy plants and other facilities are significant ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • The Market for Mercury Removal will be Growing Robustly in the Next Decade

    Recent estimates of annual global mercury emissions from both natural and anthropogenic sources are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 metric tons per year. These estimates include mercury that is re-emitted. The U.S. EPA analyzed the harm from mercury and came to the conclusion that reduction expenditures as high as $30,000 per pound would be warranted. On this basis the potential market for mercury ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA Strengthens Ozone Standards to Protect Public Health/Science-based standards to reduce sick days, asthma attacks, emergency room visits, greatly outweigh costs

    Based on extensive scientific evidence on effects that ground-level ozone pollution, or smog, has on public health and welfare, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb to protect public health. The updated standards will reduce Americans’ exposure to ...

  • Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution

    Original story at MIT News Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called “grasshopper ...

  • UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks

    Brazil's Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new research project to help manage environmental health risks from mercury. The project, Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury - Initial Assessment in Brazil, aims to facilitate the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention by providing key stakeholders in ...

  • EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

    A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said she was disappointed with last week's court ruling, but said comparing the mercury rule to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Minamata Convention will help China and India avoid mercury emissions in 2050

    Under the United Nations Minamata Convention on mercury, China and India could avoid a combined 242 tonnes of mercury emissions in 2050 from coal-fired power plants, a new study predicts. This amount is equal to approximately 12% of total emissions in 2010. While the benefits will be mostly regional, lower mercury deposition in surrounding oceans is good news for Europeans who eat fish sourced ...

  • The 12th ICMGP, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

    The 12th ICMGP, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, will be held in Jeju, Korea, June 14-19, 2015. Lumex leading experts will present new advances and applications of Zeeman atomic absorption spectroscopy for fast selective mercury determination in all media. At our booth you will see our most recent achievements in developing Zeeman AAS instrumentation: portable, ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Mercury Marine`s environmental stewardship

    A recent expansion at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac Wisconsin has caught the attention of professionals in the energy and environmental industries.   At an event this past May, the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE) showcased Mercury's new process equipment and pollution control system.  The 75 attendees consisted of facility engineers, plant managers, project managers, ...

  • Mercury incident at Banks, Oregon home requires EPA emergency cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an emergency cleanup of elemental mercury at a residential home in Banks, Oregon. EPA worked closely with state and local authorities to complete the cleanup and ensure that public health and the environment were not harmed. On April 16, EPA received a request for assistance from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality concerning a ...

  • East Asian air pollution to have bigger global impact under climate change

    Greater amounts of air pollutants emitted in East Asia will move around the globe under climate change, a recent study predicts. Changes to wind speeds and air pressure will mean that movement of pollution from this region is enhanced under a changing climate. These results highlight the need for globally coordinated efforts to tackle air pollution and climate change. Long-range transport of air ...

  • High court to review EPA mercury limits

    The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The justices on Tuesday said they would hear arguments from industry groups and states that are challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules designed to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Huge Air Pollution Market Shift Away From OECD

    Established OECD air pollution companies face a monumental challenge as the market shifts to other regions.  This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in Air Pollution Management.  The shift away from OECD is demonstrated by viewing the market in percentage terms.  The world market in 2000 is 100 percent.  All other years are shown as a percentage of 2000 and ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Get to know VaCure

    econ industries´ competence to provide solutions to deal with mercury wastes is worldwide unique. Now, we are the only company worldwide, offering the VaCure systems: mobile mercury stabilisation units placed in a 40 ft container. In terms of flexibility, safety and eco friendliness this solution is unrivaled for final disposal of mercury waste. VaCure units are the ideal solution for ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Albatrosses’ survival seriously threatened by mercury and pollutants

    Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) reduce albatrosses’ chances of successfully breeding, a recent study finds. These pollutants add to the list of environmental pressures, including climate change, disease and fishery bycatch, affecting this highly threatened species. Seabirds, such as albatrosses, are at risk of consuming high levels of pollutants that accumulate up through ...

  • U.S. EPA proposes to eliminate mercury pollution from dentist offices nationwide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to eliminate mercury pollution from dental offices nationwide. These new Clean Water Act standards would cut discharges of dental amalgam - a mixture of mercury and other metals that dentists use to fill cavities. Under this proposal, dentists must use devices to remove mercury and other toxic metals before they go down the ...

  • Mercury Removal Market to Exceed $1 Billion/yr by 2015

    Next year U.S. utilities, industrial boilers and cement plants will be required to limit mercury emissions from stack exhausts. This set of laws alone will immediately double the market for mercury removal consumables and hardware. When this new opportunity is combined with the markets in waste incineration, mining and oil and gas, the total will exceed $1 billion/yr. This is the conclusion ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • NRDC: Polluter Partnership Wrong to Reject Climate Action

    The following is a statement from Peter Altman, Climate Campaign director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, on misguided complaints issued today by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future about proposed first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s existing power plants. “Big polluters are seeking to protect their profits over public health. The fact is ...

  • Administrator McCarthy Highlights Clean Air Efforts During Asthma Awareness Month / Agency Honors Community-Focused Asthma Programs

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing the start of Asthma Awareness Month and highlighting the agency’s efforts to improve air quality, protect public health, and take action to address climate change. “One in ten kids in America today ...

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