Leaving Dirt Energy Behind

Submitted by greenamerica on March 14, 2017

Coal-fired power plant emissions contain many toxic elements and compounds, including sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrous oxides (NOx), particulate matter, hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF), arsenic, and heavy metals like chromium, cadmium, and mercury. They are also the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2), the leading culprit in global warming. 

These substances have major health and environmental effects. 

See the Clean Air Task Force’s report [PDF]

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