International Coalition Requests Investigation into Mercury Contamination from Coal-Fired Power Plants

NEW YORK/TORONTO ? A coalition of American and Canadian environmental groups filed a formal complaint today with NAFTA's Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) demanding an investigation into the dramatic increase in mercury contamination of US lakes and rivers. Waterkeeper Alliance and Canada's Sierra Legal Defence Fund, which represent the coalition, allege that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is failing to effectively enforce provisions of the US Clean Water Act against coal-fired power plants, degrading water bodies and leading to widespread fish consumption restrictions.

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