Concerns about mercury have led several women from the east to volunteer to get tested. The Southern Environmental Law Center sponsored a testing area for women and children, those most susceptible to mercury poisoning, at the Greenville Town Common, Thursday. A few women and one ten-month-old gave hair samples that will be sent to a lab to test the level of mercury in their blood. Environmentalists say coal-burning power plants, like the one in Wayne County, are responsible for over 70 percent of mercury deposits in local waters. Test results should be back in about six weeks.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.