Feature article on the dangers of mercury poisoning, focusing on the case of Kay
Feature article on the dangers of mercury poisoning, focusing on the case of Kay Meyer, 59, who became ill 10 years ago due to elevated mercury levels. Half of Maine's mercury originates in the state, most of it from incinerators in Portland, Biddeford, Auburn and Orrington, where mercury is burned and released into the air. After the incinerators, the biggest single source of mercury in Maine is Dragon Cement in Thomaston. HoltraChem, in Orrington, a now defunct plant that once produced chlorine for paper plants, is one of the largest mercury-contaminated sites in the country. With comments by: Maggie Drummond, Maine Field Director for the Toxics Actions Center; John Dieffenbacher-Krall, co-director of the Maine People's Alliance; and Dr. Dave Evers, director and founder of the BioDiversity Research Institute in Falmouth.
Hazardous substances, Mercury, Meyer, Kay
Lunden, Jennifer, "Feature article on the dangers of mercury poisoning, focusing on the case of Kay" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1549.