10 Aug '12, 5pm

NRDC found that coal- and oil-fired power plants still contribute nearly half (44%) of all the toxic air #pollution

WASHINGTON (August 9, 2012) – Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the most recent data available, compared to 2009 levels. The welcomed drop, which also includes a 4 percent decrease in mercury emissions, results from two key factors. One is the increasing use by power companies of natural gas, which has become cheaper and is cleaner burning than coal; the other is the installation of state-of-the-art pollution controls by many plants--in anticipation of new health protections issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Toxic pollution is already being reduced as a result of EPA’s ...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120809.asp#.UCU-n77pCcY.tw...

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