Argument: Capturing coal mercury emissions is prohibitively costly


“The Promise of Clean Coal”. Green Living. 8 Jan. 2008: “Claim #2: no more mercury emissions The next impracticality is the idea of capturing mercury emissions, which is said to cost about $750,000 per one kilogram. This is a steep price for any utility to pay, especially when they are now releasing tons of mercury, but they all claim it will be part of clean coal.”