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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

About 'clean coal'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 6:35 AM

From the New York Times today:

Even as a growing number of coal-burning power plants around the nation have moved to reduce their air emissions, many of them are creating another problem: water pollution. Power plants are the nation’s biggest producer of toxic waste, surpassing industries like plastic and paint manufacturing and chemical plants, according to a New York Times analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data.

The Times helpfully maps clean water violations around the country, including at four coal-fired power plants in Arkansas. SWEPCO, which wants to bring clean air, water and prosperity to Hempstead County, is the leader in the violation department at its Flint Creek plant in Gentry.

 

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