Toxic Chinese mercury pollution travelling to US – Andrew Yeh

From the Financial Times (link):

Mass quantities of air pollutants from China, including mercury discharged from traditional coal-fired power plants, are travelling to places as far away as the US, according to the US environment agency.

“That is the most direct impact [of China’s pollution] on the United States,” Stephen Johnson, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, told the FT. Mr Johnson said the EPA had traced high levels of “ deposition” in the US to China and India. Mercury is a highly-toxic heavy metal that damages the human nervous system.

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