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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 04:25 PM
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Report Puts Spotlight on Fifty Dirtiest Power Plants in U.S.
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A recent report by a non-partisan environmental law-enforcement group ranked the seriousness of American power plant emissions and disclosed a list of the fifty filthiest.

"Nationwide, power plants account for roughly two-thirds of all sulfur dioxide (SO2), 22% of nitrogen oxides (Knox), 40% of carbon dioxide (CO2) and roughly one-third of all mercury emissions," said the report released late last month by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).

The nation's nearly 400 major power plants can be assessed on each of the four pollutants by using a ranking system for the worst polluters. The 2006 report is the first time the EIP has used a composite score by combining the emissions "rate" rankings of the four pollutants.

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A mere 4% of the nearly 1,200 fossil fuel burning power plants in the country are responsible for 45% of all sulfur dioxide emissions.

More: http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-8-4/44418.html

(Epoch Times is an outstanding little paper, btw).

Here's EIP's press release with the key findings: http://www.dirtykilowatts.org/release.cfm

Here is the report: http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/pubs/EIP%2050%20d...

Here's a searchable database: http://www.dirtykilowatts.org/
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