Cement kilns cited as mercury polluters

    Environmentalists are sounding the alarm on a little known polluter: cement kilns. Some of these giant ovens used to cook rock to make cement are known to emit mercury. The Environmental Protection Agency says it will take action in the face of charges from environmental groups that it hasn’t done enough. WHYY’s Shai Ben-Yaacov reports.

    Environmentalists are sounding the alarm on a little known polluter: cement kilns. Some of these giant ovens used to cook rock to make cement are known to emit mercury. The Environmental Protection Agency says it will take action in the face of charges from environmental groups that it hasn’t done enough. WHYY’s Shai Ben-Yaacov reports.

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