A new report out today from Environment Michigan titled “Michigan’s Biggest Mercury Polluters” (pdf) shows that Michigan is tenth in the country for mercury emissions and has three of the top 100 most-polluting coal-fired power plants.
Their report shows that:
- The Detroit Edison Monroe Power Plant in Monroe emitted the most mercury pollution of any power plant in Michigan in 2010, releasing 660 pounds.
- The Monroe Plant ranked as the fourteenth most polluting power plant for mercury emissions in the nation.
- Three of the top 100 most polluting power plants for mercury emissions in the country are located in Michigan.
- Among all states nationwide, Michigan ranked tenth in terms of the total amount of airborne mercury pollution released by power plants – 2,253 pounds.