Mercury Policy Project

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Control of Mercury Emissions Is Worth Billions

February 24th, 2010

A joint research project from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Golansk University of Technology, and Swedish Environmental Research Institute have quantified the cost of mercury emissions in their report, Economic Benefits from Decreased Mercury Emissions: Projections for 2020.  If current trends of mercury emissions continue, they estimate the worldwide societal damages will be $6.6 billion.  On the other hand, if extended emission control and maximum feasible technological reduction are put in place, emissions could drop as much as 60% and save $2.2 billion.

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