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Particle-forming sulfur dioxide is the most damaging pollutant from coal-fired power plants, concludes study

A new study carried out by researchers from Rice University has determined that the most damaging pollutant from the coal-fired power plants in Texas is particle-forming sulfur dioxide. After analyzing the effects of emissions from more than a dozen of the state’s coal plants, they discovered that those living downwind of such plants would be better off now if the state had focused on reducing these emissions along with those that cause ozone.  Environmental engineer Daniel Cohan, who led the study, pointed out that there are more unscrubbed coal plants in Texas than anywhere else in the country, and they’re causing air pollution that has a serious impact on people’s health.  Read more...



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