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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013 3:52 p.m. MST

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Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

"... mercury emitted from power plants."

The one detail missing from the end of this article is the key source of mercury in our fish and waterfowl -- COAL!

80 percent of Utah's electricity comes from coal, and its mercury emissions into our local environment means that we can't eat the fish and game birds (who eat the fish) without significant health risks.

With California's cutting off of Utah coal contracts by 2027, we'll see a decrease in mercury emissions by the middle of the next decade, but it will probably be too late to benefit Utah mothers and their babies until then.

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