Mercury en Toxic Mercury Levels Decline <p>Emissions of toxic mercury from North Carolina coal-fired power plants have dropped significantly in the last decade.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> In 2002 the General Assembly enacted the Clean Smokestack Act, aimed at cutting emissions. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality says the result is a 70-percent drop in toxic mercury entering the atmosphere. Tom Mather is with the division.<br> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2081 at NC Aims To Reduce Mercury In Water <p>North Carolina environmental officials are formulating a strategy to reduce mercury levels in the state's waterways. The divisions of air and water quality are holding public meetings this week and next to share their findings and solicit ideas. Susan Massengale with the Division of Water Quality says they've just completed a study finding that 98% of the mercury in the state's water is coming from the air.<br> Tue, 15 May 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2516 at NC Aims To Reduce Mercury In Water