Congress: Stop Mercury from Chlorine Plants
The Mercury Pollution Reduction Act, H.R. 2190 in the House and S. 1428 in the Senate, would stop the "Foul Four" chlorine plants from emitting toxic mercury into our air and water.
The bill is currently up for consideration by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and recently moved to the House floor for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
Even though 95 percent of US chlorine is made without the use of
mercury, four outdated plants continue to use old technology and
collectively release hundreds of pounds of mercury into our air and
water every year. When released to the environment, mercury ends up in
our oceans, contaminating seafood.