Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not consistent with new federal dietary recommendations.
The U-S Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday proposed the first national limits on mercury pollution from power plants, the largest source of the emissions. EPA projected the proposed rules would stop about 91 percent of mercury emitted by burning coal and oil in power plants. They would impact 10 facilities in Georgia.
The Olin chemical company announced last week it will phase out the use of mercury at its Augusta plant. This is troubling to environmentalists who worry about what will happen to the unused mercury once the switch is made.
The Olin chemical company announced last week it will phase out the use of mercury at its Augusta plant. But environmentalists worry about what will happen to leftovers of the cancer-causing chemical once the switch is made.