Document Details


Title:
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE 'OVERWHELMING' THAT FOSSIL FUEL USE CAUSES ACID RAIN, SAYS NRC (AIR/WATER POLLUTION REPORT SEPTEMBER 14, 1981)
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Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1981 Sep 14
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0001
Accession Number:
NV0525235
OpenNet Entry Date:
2018 Jun 23
Description/Abstract:
THE REPORT ALSO LOOKED AT THE "WIDESPREAD DISPERSAL OF TOXIC METALS BY THE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUEL", INDICATING MERCURY, LEAD, ZINC AND CADMIUM ARE OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN.MERCURY LOADINGS OF THE ATMOSPHERE THROUGH COAL AND CRUDE OIL USE MAY ALREADY "HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENT TO ELEVATE MERCURY CONCENTRATIONS ENOUGH TO MAKE FISH FROM MANY AREAS UNACCEPTABLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION."STUDY STATED FURTHUR THAT CURRENTLY "NO SATISFACTORY TECHNOLOGY" FOR CONTROLLING LARGE-SCALE MECURY EMISSIONS EXISTS. "ITS CONTINUED OR ACCELERATED RELEASE, ESPECIALLY IN VIEW OF ITS SYNERGISM WITH ACID DEPOSITION MAY CAUSE CHRONIC PROBLEMSIN MANY AREAS IN YEARS TO COME."


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