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  • Power Plants Laid to Waste: The Dirty Secret of Combustion Waste from America’s Power Plants

    The Problem The electric power industry is the largest toxic polluter in the country. Producing electricity from coal and oil releases a wide range of pollutants into the environment. In addition to toxic air pollution from power plant smokestacks, large volumes of toxic chemicals are produced at coal and oil-fired power plants and included in

  • Power Plants Out of Breath: Health Effects from Ozone in the Eastern United States

    This report describes the methods and results of an analysis estimating adverse human health effects due to ground-level exposures to ozone. In particular, the analysis estimates the incidence of hospital admissions attributable to ozone exposures in the 37 eastern states and the District of Columbia, that form the “OTAG” region. Ozone is a strong oxidant […]