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Politics & Fish / Mercury Pollution #743850

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Kelly Wallace) The concerns about mercury in tuna just after President Bush's administration revealed a plan to deal with mercury in the air examined; details given of the EPA's market-based approach that will allow business to buy & sell rights to emit mercury & of the critical response from environmentalists. [Natural Resources Defense Council Dr. Linda GREER†, EPA administrator Michael LEAVITT†- offer differing opinions on the mercury power plant emission regulations.] [Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Philip LANDRIGAN†- says the mercury is vaporized into the atmosphere, goes into the water & hence into the food chain.] The question of whether the environmentalists or the administration are right about mercury emissions discussed.

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Wallace, Kelly
Duration:
00:03:50

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