OxyChem announced its decision to close its Delaware City, Delaware facility. This action eliminated the top mercury polluter in the state.
Wild Oats Commits to Post FDA’s Advice
Oceana partners held press conferences at stores across the U.S. including at a Trader Joe’s in Philadelphia (Clean Air Council) and at Whole Foods in Boston (Clean Water Action.).
Soon afterward, Wild Oats reiterated its intent to post signs at all of its stores and actually followed through. This made Wild Oats the first company to do this and it served as a leader for others that would follow. Since that time, Wild Oats has been purchased by Whole Foods.
PPG Switches Louisiana Plant to Mercury-Free Technology
PPG announced it would switch its chlorine plant in Louisiana to mercury-free technology. This switch eliminated the largest source of mercury air pollution in the state.