Chart of Proven Coal Reserves
The United States' 400-plus coal-fired power plants emit more toxins into the air than any other single source; some 42% of the US total, according to the 2002 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).
Half of all Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-burning power plant "...which, in addition to mercury, emit more than 361,000 tons of other toxins including vanadium, barium, zinc, lead, chromium, arsenic, nickel, hydrogen fluoride, hydrochloric acid, ammonia and selenium."
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