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The largest concentration of coal power plants in the world
Coal-fired power plants pollute the environment and cause ill health for Indiana and Kentucky kids and our elderly.
Toxic emissions of Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Chromium, Dioxin are common from these power plants as are Sulfur Dioxide (Acid Rain), Nitrogen Oxides (Ozone/Smog) and deadly Fine Particles which are known to cause the deaths of 24,000 people in the U.S. each year.
Two southwest Indiana industries, Cinergy’s Gibson Station (6,959,367 lbs.) and Alcoa Warrick Operations (5,554,409 lbs.) individually emit more toxic air pollution than all of the industry in Los Angeles County, CA (5,474,650 lbs.), according to EPA’s 2001 Toxic Release Inventory.