Cut down on your electricity use.

Mercury can be deposited hundreds of miles from the site where the coal is burned, so any conservation helps.


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

 

FEDERAL RESOURCES

U.S. EPA
Reduce Your Impact
Actions you can take to reduce the environmental impacts of your energy use.

Tags: Mercury, Energy*
 

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 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