Girl Planting seeds

Air pollution harms unborn babies. Now we might know why.

Air pollution from a Pennsylvania coal-fired plant took its toll on the health of perhaps our most vulnerable: unborn babies.  The Portland Generating Station had long been blamed for belching pollution into the air and endangering the health of nearby residents living about an hour west of Newark, near the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The plant emitted 30,000 tons of sulfur dioxide in 2009 — more than double the emissions of that particular pollutant spewed from all power-generating facilities in New Jersey combined.  Read more...



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