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Indiana Allows BP to Pollute Lake Michigan with Toxic Mercury
BP, one of the world's biggest companies, dumps nearly 20 times more toxic mercury into Lake Michigan than federal regulations permit. And they are getting away with it, at least in Indiana they are.

In 2007, a Chicago Tribune investigation documented that Indiana allowed the massive BP refinery in Whiting to increase the amount of pollutants it released into the lake water that's used by millions of people for drinking, fishing and recreation. When exposed for excessive dumping, BP backed down and the company agreed to abide by stricter limits on ammonia, which promotes algae blooms that kill fish, and suspended solids, bits of refinery sludge that contain heavy metals.

Indiana environmental regulators exempted the refinery from complying with the federal mercury standard of 1.3 parts per trillion while BP worked on technology to scrub its waste of that pollutant. Indiana allows the company to discharge an average of 23.1 parts per trillion.

 
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