Once mercury is emitted from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, among other sources, the gas can drift through the atmosphere for up to a year before settling into lakes and oceans.

Study: Impact of mercury-controlling policies shrinks with every five-year delay

MIT News Office | November 1, 2018

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307