EPA To Correct Data On Mercury Releases In Latest TRI Report

May 12, 2005
EPA officials are downplaying the impact of a near doubling of total reported mercury releases to the environment between 2000 and 2003, saying they are due in part to errors in reports from two gold mines in Nevada, which will be corrected later this year. The erroneous information was included in the agency's latest analysis of data compiled under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). EPA officials say mercury released from the mines occurs in a form that poses less risk...

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