NPR logo

New Technology to Scrub Mercury from Coal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1531417/1531418" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
New Technology to Scrub Mercury from Coal

New Technology to Scrub Mercury from Coal

New Technology to Scrub Mercury from Coal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1531417/1531418" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Bush administration's decision to ease proposed mercury emissions standards rests on the argument that there's no affordable way to remove the toxic substance from coal. But several entrepreneurs say they've developed market-ready mercury eliminating technology. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.