Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Toxic Air: the case for cleaning up coal-fired power plants

Our friends at the American Lung Association have released a hard-hitting new report -- Toxic Air: the Case for Cleaning Up Coal-Fired Power Plants --
about the wretched brew of poisons that spew from coal power plant smokestacks.

This toxic brew includes not only mercury and toxic metals such as arsenic, but also dangerous acid gases.

This is basically a shot across the bow at the EPA, which is under a court order to propose new power plant toxic standards next week. We hope it will remind the agency that we are watching and waiting.

Details at http://www.lungusa.org/healthy-air/outdoor/resources/toxic-air-report/

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