Charles Driscoll

A renowned Syracuse University Scientist is arriving in Rhode Island to co-chair an international conference on the continued global threat posed by mercury.  Civil and environmental engineering professor Dr. Charles Driscoll says the U.S. and most developed countries have reduced emissions of the toxic metal from coal-fired power plants and other sources.  Now he says the largest source of mercury pollution comes from developing countries that use it to extract gold from deposits.

A Syracuse University Researcher is part of a team trying to get the most out of upcoming changes to carbon emissions from power plants.  A new study shows the right regulations could cut pollution that makes people sick, damages crops, and hurts the environment.