sandy brake wrote:A typical-sized 500 megawatt coal-fired electricity plant in the United States (ucsusa.org)
puts out each year:
1. 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide.
2. 10,000 tons of sulfur dioxide.
3. 10,200 tons of nitrogen oxide.
4. 500 tons of small particles.
5. 220 tons of hydrocarbons.
6. 720 tons of carbon monoxide.
7. 125,000 tons of ash
8. 225 pounds of arsenic, 114 pounds of lead, 4 pounds of cadmium, and many other toxic heavy metals. Mercury emissions from coal plants are suspected of contaminating lakes and rivers in northern and northeast states. In Wisconsin alone, more than 200 lakes and rivers are contaminated with mercury.
The “ace in the hole” you are referring to. Is it perhaps six feet under?
Thanks for the info (assuming it is accurate given your history of inaccuracies )... that is why I am a big fan of 'clean' and renewable energy, or at least 'clean coal', if there is such a thing.