A manufacturer-run program for collecting mercury thermostats is failing to keep the toxic heavy metal out of the trash—and the environment. Turning Up The Heat II estimates that, at most, the industry recycling program has captured 8% of mercury thermostats coming out of service in the past decade. This has resulted in the disposal of over 50 tons of mercury into the environment, which can expose people to the neurotoxin through fish consumption.
COAST GUARD FAILED TO DEAL WITH INCREASED RISK OF ASTHMA, LUNG CANCER & HEART DISEASE
Call on Port Authority to Fix Broken Port Trucking Industry to Meet Challenge of Increased Commerce When Bridge Project Is Completed
More Truck Traffic at Ports of Newark and Elizabeth Means More Exposure to Deadly Diesel Exhaust Unless....Adequate Preventive Measures are Taken
Citing overwhelming scientific evidence of substantial increases in asthma, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease from diesel truck traffic, residents of communities surrounding the Port of Newark will call on the U.S. Coast Guard to begin a full Environmental Impact Review of the proposed plan to raise the Bayonne Bridge 63 feet in the air to make room for the new generation of supersized Panamax ships.