Mercury Study Report to Congress; Volume I: Executive Summary

Section 112(n)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended in 1990, requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to submit a study on atmospheric mercury emissions to Congress. The sources of emissions that must be studied include electric utility steam generating units, municipal waste combustion units and other sources, including area sources. Congress directed that the Mercury Study evaluate many aspects of mercury emissions, including the rate and mass of emissions, health and environmental effects, technologies to control such emissions and the costs of such controls.

Publisher - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

Subjects - Chemical, Mercury; Air Quality

Citation: EPA. 1997. Mercury Study Report to Congress; Volume II: An Inventory of Anthropogenic Mercury Emissions in the United States. Washington (DC): Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards and Office of Research and Development; EPA-452/R-97-004. 95 pp