Ben Raines

Mobile Register reporter Ben Raines describes how he has uncovered mercury in highway pavement and in the hair of people who eat fish. On a more hopeful note, Raines describes his discovery of animals once thought to be rare or extinct. Slogging through creeks and bays to make these discoveries had profound impact on public policy. Follow the links to his stories below the video. Pay attention to the methodology.

Mercury in McIntosh
Roads carry toxic load

Mercury taints seafood
Make sure to check out the testing methodology