Environmental group to test hair in Sandersville on Friday

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:29 AM
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An environmental group opposed to a planned coal-fired power plant in Washington County, Ga., will offer mercury hair testing in Sandersville, Ga., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The group, Georgians for Clean Energy, will conduct the tests during the Washington County Relay For Life, being held at 420 Riddleville Road, Sandersville.

The organization contends the 850-megawatt, $2 billion plant in Washington County propose by Power4Georgians LLC will create further mercury pollution in air and water.

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aaa 05/05/09 - 10:36 am
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More of the Liberals'

More of the Liberals' "Politics of Fear". Just more proof that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.

ripjones
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ripjones 05/05/09 - 10:58 am
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As long as they are required

As long as they are required to burn ultra-low sulphur coal, there should not be any additional mercury load on the environment. This will also have less of an impact on greenhouse gases.

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littlejohn2 05/05/09 - 11:42 am
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Why don't we just keep track

Why don't we just keep track of all of the environmentalists
that oppose building power generating plants such as this
and refuse them access to power off of the grid. Then we will
not need to build as many additional plants.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 05/05/09 - 01:17 pm
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Yeah... gotta test that

Yeah... gotta test that "hair"... may be all full of soot.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 05/05/09 - 02:12 pm
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If there's nothing to be

If there's nothing to be afraid of, then there's no need to be worried about them testing hair, if they will pay for it. Where's the harm? Then have an independent lab test it, too, if you don't trust the results.

Nero
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Nero 05/05/09 - 02:14 pm
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The numerics on the address

The numerics on the address are rather ironic.....

coolmom12
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coolmom12 05/12/09 - 12:24 pm
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This was certianly not a

This was certianly not a "politics of fear" event. The people at the event were actually very nice and helpful. Speaking of mental disorders however, mercury contamination has been proven to cause impaired neurological development, especially in our kids.

Brain problems in kids can come from mercury exposure in the womb, which can result from a mother's consumption of fish and shellfish that contain methylmercury. It can adversely affect a baby's growing brain and nervous system. Impacts on cognitive thinking, memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills have been seen in children exposed to methylmercury in the womb.

This is all fro the US EPA & the CDC. It's a fact.

Thus, it's good to know how much mercury that you have in your system so that if needed, you can lower the amount of fish you eat.

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iwtdcw 05/15/09 - 03:08 pm
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Georgia is already a net

Georgia is already a net producer of electricity for the grid. Georgia produces more electricity than it needs. Other states benefit--not us. Richer states want to produce more dirty electricity in rural Georgia.

There will be additional mercury, no matter what kind of coal that is burned. Coal cannot be made into electricity without pollution--in the air, in the water, and/or in the ground.

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