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Mercury

FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

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The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought. Full story...
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Mercury in water treatment plant at Camp Lejeune

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Officials at Camp Lejeune say a water treatment plant at the Marine base is offline after workers found 12 pounds of mercury in the pipes. Full story...
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Mercury found in Camp Lejeune water plant pipe

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Camp Lejeune has shut down one of its water treatment plants after mercury was found in a pipe in the facility. Full story...
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NC mercury air emissions down in coal plants

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A state study shows that mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants in North Carolina have gone down 70 percent in the last decade. Full story...
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High levels of mercury concern community

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videoAs Wilmington risks not meeting new state sulfur dioxide standards, opponents question the impact of a cement plant planned for Castle Haynes. Now, results from a recent test show that some folks in the Cape Fear have high levels of mercury in their bodies. Full story...
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Myrtle Grove MS gym floor has mercury

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The school district was already planning to replace floor. Health officials say it poses no health risk. Full story...
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