Bring a can of tuna May 11
The US Environmental Protection Agency recommends that women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and children under six should eat no more than three 6 ounce servings per month of canned tuna because of the high levels of mercury present in fish, like tuna, at the top of the food chain. This risk is also present in fish taken from lakes and rivers inland that receive mercury pollution from airborne sources. Coal-fired power plants are the largest industrial source of mercury contamination in the U.S. The plant proposed for Waterloo may emit hundreds of pounds of mercury that will in turn contaminate eastern Iowa's waters.
We've worked hard to clean up Iowa waters. It's a shame to see another source of pollution appear just as we're making progress. Here's an idea: if you object to increased levels of mercury in Iowa waters and in your fish, bring a can of tuna to the May 11 meeting with LS Power representatives. Give them back their mercury. Better yet, tell them you don't want any more.