Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is present throughout the environment. Human activity can release some of that mercury into the air, water and soil. People in Region 4 are mainly exposed to methylmercury when they consume fish and shellfish containing methylmercury. The environment can also be harmed by mercury pollution. These pages are intended to provide information about Mercury in Region 4, incuding state fish advisories, state mercury programs, press releases concerning mercury in Region 4, mercury Total Maximum Daily Loads in in Region 4, cleanup of mercury spills, and educational activities and resources.
For basic information about mercury, its health effects, how to handle spills and to learn what EPA is doing to reduce mercury emissions, select from the topics listed to the right or visit the national mercury home page
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Tennessee - [PDF, 740 MB] - About PDF files
- Mercury in Florida
- Mercury and the Everglades - Florida Department of Environmental Protection information on Florida Everglades study which reveals decline in mercury levels
- South Florida Mercury Science Program - Florida Department of Environmental Protection information on a consortium of collaborating electric utility interests, federal and state agencies
- Mercury Containing Wastes in Florida - from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Mercury in Georgia - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Pollution Prevention Assistance Division information on mercury-containing products
- Mercury in North Carolina - NC Department of Health and Human Services, Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance Program - general information on mercury
- Mercury in Tennessee - Tennessee Departments information about mercury clean up.