Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Group says levels of mercury in Columbus rainfall are unsafe
An environmental group says levels of mercury in Columbus rainfall are more than five times the government’s safety standard.
Touching or drinking water with such levels of mercury is safe, but the National Wildlife Federation says eating fish where mercury can become concentrated can be unhealthy.
The federation released a report today from a study conducted on the city’s rain in May. A similar study found mercury levels more than eight times the federal safety standard in Cleveland rainfall earlier this year.
A spokeswoman says the federation is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen a proposal to reduce mercury emissions.
The group says the emissions are primarily produced by coal-burning power plants.