1. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked the Lafarge Cement Plant in Ravena, NY as the 4th worst mercury polluter in the nation in 2007.
2. The EPA reported in their Toxic Release Inventory that Lafarge in Ravena emitted 380-400 lbs of mercury annually between 2003 until 2006. That's over 1,500 lbs in only four years!
3. The EPA has identified mercury as a dangeorus toxin. According to the EPA website, "exposure to mercury may result in severe damage to the nervous and reproductive systems and may ultimately be fatal."