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Average (2002-2006) annual mercury emissions from fires for each state in kilograms. The total mercury emissions for the continental United States and Alaska are estimated at 43.7 metric tons. These are initial estimates based on new research by NCAR scientists Christine Wiedinmyer and Hans Friedli. The numbers are subject to a margin of error of 50 percent or greater.

  STATE Yearly Total (kg)
1.
Alaska
12,465
2.
California
3,438
3.
Oregon
2,525
4.
Louisiana
1,947
5.
Florida
1,894
6.
Washington
1,872
7.
Idaho
1,818
8.
Georgia
1,815
9.
Texas
1,794
10
Alabama
1,777
11.
Montana
1,709
12.
Arkansas
1,457
13.
Arizona
1,387
14.
Mississippi
1,147
15.
Oklahoma
861
16.
Kansas
670
17.
New Mexico
643
18.
South Carolina
619
19.
North Carolina
521
20.
Colorado
471
21.
Utah
397
22.
Wyoming
334
23.
Missouri
285
24.
Virginia
271
25.
Tennessee
192
26.
Minnesota
163
27.
North Dakota
156
28.
Ohio
139
29.
South Dakota
129
30.
Nevada
101
31.
Nebraska
100
32.
Kentucky
99
33.
Illinois
90
34.
West Virginia
78
35.
Michigan
64
36.
Pennsylvania
64
37.
Wisconsin
60
38.
Iowa
57
39.
Indiana
42
40.
New Jersey
31
41.
New York
27
42.
Maryland
22
43.
Massachusetts
12
44.
Maine
7
45.
Connecticut
5
46.
Delaware
4
47.
New Hampshire
2
48.
Vermont
1
49.
Rhode Island
0

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