utah coal plant

Utah’s Coal-ash Pollution: A Toxic Example of a National Problem

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Hunter coal plant in Utah

By Daria Bachmann, The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator under a CC BY-NC-SA license.

The three smokestacks of PacifiCorp’s coal-fired Hunter Power Plant loom in the skies on a 1,000-acre site just south of Castle Dale, Utah.

Commissioned in 1978, the Hunter plant burns millions of tons of coal a year and generates more than 1,500 megawatts of electricity for use in nearby communities.

But it also generates something else: greenhouse gases and toxic pollutants, including coal ash.

Breaking: EPA Kills US Coal Plants

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Wow. A decision by the Environmental Protection Agency today has ruled that all new and proposed coal-fired power plants must have their carbon dioxide emissions regulated.

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