High mercury levels found at two Spanish plants

Very high levels of mercury many times the World Health Organisation's safe exposure levels were detected this summer in the air around two Spanish chlorine installations, according to the findings of a random sampling survey.

Mercury was also detected in gardens around the two plants, one in Catalonia and the other in Galicia. The findings will be published by NGO Ecologistas en Acción on Friday. The survey was conducted by the University of Castilla-La Mancha on eight Spanish installations using mercury cell technology for chlorine production.

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