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  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    September 30, 2015 3:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. The pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers.... more »
  • Mercury, PCBs prompt warning about Devil's Bayou check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 4:53 PM

    Ed. note - As is said and shown in the story, the fish in Billy Whetstone's market do not and never have come from Devil's Swamp. BATON ROUGE - Louisiana agencies say nobody should eat fish or crawfish from Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge, or swim or boat... more »
  • Mercury has ice

    November 29, 2012 7:27 PM

    NASA says there is ice at Mercury's north pole and that a spacecraft confirmed the finding. The orbiting probe called Messenger found evidence of frozen water, although Mercury is the planet closest to the sun. The ice was found in a permanently shadowed region of the planet's north pole and... more »

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