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Less toxic mercury in our water, air and bodies

After our research helped shine a media spotlight on the health problems mercury can cause for pregnant women and young children, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that coal-fired power plants like Cochise, near Farmington, must reduce the amount of mercury they emit by 90 percent.

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A spotlight on the dangers of toxic mining

As the Department of the Interior debated whether to allow uranium mining on the borders of Grand Canyon National Park, our national federation released research showing that every uranium mining site in the West has required some degree of toxic cleanup. Interior Secretary Salazar decided to ban new mining claims for 20 years – the maximum allowed by law.

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