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  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Final Certified Report of Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents the final certified report dated June 2012 for Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Final certified Testing Using MBS Global Technologies Group, Inc. (Global) contracted MSE Technology Applications, Inc. (MSE) to perform a series of tests to determine if Molecular ...

  • Most Coal Plants Have Emissions Controls Needed to Meet Mercury Limits, EIA Reports

    Seventy percent of coal-fired power plants have the necessary pollution control equipment to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency mercury and air toxics standards, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Another 6 percent are planning to install pollution controls, and 8 percent are planning to close rather than invest in the expensive equipment, the EIA said in a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Understanding the movement of mercury in the atmosphere

    In order to reduce mercury pollution, we need to understand its movement in the global atmosphere. A UN report summarises current information on mercury transport in the atmosphere and indicates that intensive global monitoring is needed to inform and evaluate policy. As a result of EU policy1, European emissions of mercury have dropped considerably in recent decades, decreasing by about 60 per ...

  • U.S. signs Minamata treaty to reduce global trade in mercury, source emissions

    The U.S. on Nov. 6 signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury, paving the way for the nation to become a party to the international agreement to reduce airborne emissions from power plants and other sources of mercury. The U.S. was scheduled to sign the Minamata Convention on Oct. 10 at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, but U.S. participation in that meeting was ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Results of Final Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents summary report dated today for the last series of Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc., which was conducted to determine if any acid gases, NOX or SOX will be generated using MBS with compressed air in the test system and update on MSE Acquisition. NOx, SOx and Acid Gas Testing The same mercury ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nations agree first global treaty to ban mercury emissions

    A legally binding global treaty to curb mercury in the environment, agreed after a week of gruelling negotiations in Geneva, will also include a funding facility to assist developing countries in phasing out the toxic heavy metal in industrial processes and in artisanal gold mining in Africa, Asia and Latin America The Minamata Convention on Mercury, named after the Japanese port where people ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Results of Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents report dated April 20, 2012 for Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing Using MBS The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will implement new mercury emissions regulations in 2013 and many cement plants will not be able to meet the more ...

  • Global reductions in mercury emissions should lead to billions in economic benefits for U.S.

    Original story at MIT News Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere, eventually settling in oceans and waterways, where the pollutant gradually accumulates in fish. Consumption of ...

  • Global Agreement on Mercury Pollution In the Works

    The soaring price of gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. The poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families. Experts also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread around the ...

  • EIP `Toxic 10` Report: Power Plants Emitting Most Mercury Account For Nearly a Fifth of All Such Pollution

    Even though mercury and other hazardous air pollution from U.S. power plants are declining, the progress at the coal-fired power plants are uneven, leaving in place a significant remaining risk to the health of the public and environment, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  Coal-burning power plants release millions of pounds of toxic pollutants into the ...

  • Mercury Hotspots Detected in Eastern U.S. and Canada

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – U.S. sources of mercury emissions, particularly coal-fired power plants, are the major cause of five biological mercury hotspots identified in New England, New York and Nova Scotia, according to two new scientific studies. The findings indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is greatly underestimating local and regional impacts of mercury ...

  • Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury

    The Minamata Convention, a global agreement "to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds," will be opened for signature in Minamata, Japan from October 9-11. The Arctic Council States and Permanent Participant organizations welcome the new agreement, recognizing that the Council's scientific work has contributed greatly to ...

  • EPA admits error in proposed mercury MACT rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acknowledged in a letter to non-profit power trade organization Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) that it made a conversion error in the way mercury emissions data was calculated to set limits for the agency’s mercury maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor in the proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. EPA ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Large mercury control market just around the corner

    The U.S., which was behind Europe in reducing SO2 from power plants, took the lead in mercury reduction with its Clean Air Mercury Rule.  This rule would have guaranteed a large near-term market for mercury control technologies and chemicals.  Since this rule promulgation, there have been two developments which promise to make the market even bigger.  But, ironically, they have also caused ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Study reveals mercury contamination in Fish Nationwide

    Scientists detected mercury contamination in every fish sampled in 291 streams across the country, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released today. About a quarter of these fish were found to contain mercury at levels exceeding the criterion for the protection of people who consume average amounts of fish, established by the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Global agreement needed on mercury pollution, says UN

    Governments need to accelerate the effort to deliver an international agreement on the poisonous heavy metal mercury Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said today. Experts are becoming increasingly concerned that increased burning of coal-naturally contaminated with mercury-is leading to releases to the air in some parts of the world from where it can spread ...

  • Safeguarding human health from the effects of mercury

    Mercury is widely considered to be among the highest priority environmental pollutants of concern on the global scale. Although occupational exposure to inorganic mercury is a continuous problem, possible effects on broader sections of the population resulting from widespread dispersal of mercury in the environment has become a major concern in recent years. Mercury has been targeted by agencies ...

  • New Report Reveals States and Utilities with Highest and Lowest Power Plant Emissions; Overall U.S. Emissions Decline

    A major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy. Based on the latest available data, the report also reveals that Wyoming, Kentucky, West ...


    By Ceres

  • Managing mercury risks from energy-saving light bulbs

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use up to two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. But CFLs contain mercury, a neurotoxin that can cause serious health problems. A global study calls for a strategic policy to address the risks associated with mercury emissions from CFLs. Exposure to high levels of mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys and developing foetus. ...

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