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The resources and organizations below may be able to help you with this mitigation strategy or with learning more about mercury related water pollution. 
 

The resources and organizations below may be able to help you with this mitigation strategy or to learn more. 

 

FEDERAL RESOURCES

U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Mercury Information Page
Information and resources related mercury and mercury exposure.

Tags: Mercury, Water Quality, Reporting, Education, Public Safety
 

STATE RESOURCES

KY Geological Survey
Groundwater Quality Maps by Pollutant
Maps showing existence of groundwater pollutants across KY for manganese, iron, cadmium, mercury, selenium, pH, nitrate-nitrogen, and a number of other contaminants. This webpage also includes summaries of groundwater quality for the portions of the Cumberland River Basin that are found within Kentucky. 

Tags: Groundwater, Monitoring, Water Quality, Manganese, Iron, Cadmium, Mercury, Selenium, pH, Nutrients, Maps and Tools


TN Department of Environment and Conservation
Stormwater Management
A stormwater management guide for auto recycler owners and operators. Practices in this guide describe options that facilities can implement to help address stormwater issues. The guide also links readers to additional guides and resources. Additional auto salvage resources are located here

Tags: Oil, Stormwater, Erosion, Sediment, Mercury, Guides, Education, Automotives

 

TN Division of Water Resources
Mercury Air Deposition and Selenium Levels in Tennessee Fish and Surface Water
This document reports the results from a study that was designed to test whether predicted mercury air deposition levels using the REMSAD model was correlated to mercury concentrations in fish tissue and water samples. Selenium concentrations were also analyzed in the fish tissue and water samples.

Tags: Mercury Deposition, Selenium, Bioaccumulation, Fish Samples, Water Quality, Recreation, Fishing, Studies and Reports

Mercury Levels in Tennessee Fish
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation compiled tissue data from multiple agencies in order to analyze mercury concentrations in fish from Tennessee's rivers, lakes, reservoirs and streams. This analysis led to the issuance of new and updated mercury advisories in April, 2007.

Tags: Mercury Deposition, Selenium, Bioaccumulation, Fish Samples, Water Quality, Recreation, Fishing, Studies and Reports

 

NGO Resources

Southern Environmental Law Center
Protecting Our Water and Health from Coal Ash
Nearly every major river in the Southeast has one or more lagoons on its banks holding slurries of coal ash from power plants. Containing hundreds of thousands of tons of toxin-laden waste, these pools are often unlined and have leaked arsenic, mercury, thallium, selenium, and other contaminants into the rivers and the underlying groundwater for years, if not decades. In Tennessee, SELC filed a lawsuit against Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for coal ash at the Gallatin Plant polluting the Cumberland River, which provides drinking water for 1.2 million residents downstream. To help Southerners find out more about risks to their communities, SELC and its partners launchedSoutheastCoalAsh.org, a website that provides an interactive map and database of 100 coal ash impoundments.

Tags: Coal, Mining, Coal Ash, Sludge, Slurry, Point Source Pollution, Energy, Maps and Tools, Environmental Justice


Retiring Outdated Coal Burning Plants
SELC works to steer the Southeast away from its heavy reliance on highly polluting coal, participating in utility planning processes and working with state utility commissions to promote the retirements of outdated coal plants. Since 2010, we have helped secured plans or legally binding commitments to retire 30% of the Southeastern coal plant fleet.

Tags: Energy, Coal, Methylmercury, Temperature