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TVA coal plant in western Ky. makes polluter list

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm •  Published: January 3, 2013

The environmental group's list named the top 10 plants that emit the most mercury in the U.S., which included five power plants in Texas. The group said the ten power plants accounted for 18 percent of mercury emissions nationwide in 2011.

The group also created a second list of plants that release large amounts of metals into the air. The TVA Paradise plant was named on that list, behind the JH Campbell plant in Ottawa, Mich., and the Laramie River Station in Platte, Wyo.

Ilan Levin, an attorney with the Environmental Integrity Project, said in a statement Thursday that progress on installing pollution controls at coal-fired power plants around the nation has been uneven.

"The dirtiest plants continue to churn out thousands of pounds of toxins that can be hazardous to human health even in small concentrations," Levin said.


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