Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Arsenic-laced apple juice! Another reason EPA must clean up toxins (including arsenic!) from coal-burning power plants

Here’s another reason why EPA must move ahead to clean up the toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants – including mercury and arsenic.

Consumer Reports has found arsenic in bottled apple juice. http://gma.yahoo.com/arsenic-juice-study-prompts-action-084002586.html

It’s unclear exactly where that arsenic is coming from, but we do know coal-burning power plants spew out this carcinogen. EPA’s toxic pollution standards would sharply cut arsenic levels.
http://www.epa.gov/airquality/powerplanttoxics/pdfs/presentation.pdf

The White House ought to keep this in mind when the dirty power companies – especially American Electric Power and Southern Company – plead for a special deal so they can keep spewing arsenic and other toxins.

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