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Scenes from a Dirty Coal Disaster
A coal ash spill in Tennessee shows the dangers of toxic sludge produced by coal-fired power plants

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Images from a coal ash spill in Tennessee show the dangers of toxic sludge produced by coal-fired power plants.

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Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the U.S., 2014
Report
The Benchmarking project uses public data to compare the emissions performance of the 100 largest power producers in the United States, and discusses market trends affecting the electric generating sector, including trends in fuel prices, technology developments, and environmental regulations.
Poisoning the Great Lakes
Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants In the Great Lakes Region

Report
Mercury emitted into the air from coal-fired power plants is by far the leading man-made source of mercury in the Great Lakes and the rivers and streams of the region. The report analyzed pollution data to determine the top 25 mercury emitting power plants in the Great Lakes states, and the top three in each state.
Mercury Pollution: An End in Sight?
Work continues on a global treaty to solve the world's mercury pollution problem.

Overview
It will take an international solution to curb the world's mercury pollution problem -- and the United States should lead the way.
Contaminated Coal Waste
Power plants produce about 130 million tons of contaminated waste every year, and the federal government has failed to regulate it

Overview
Across the nation, coal-fired power plants aren't just polluting our skies and water. Each year, they generate millions of tons of waste contaminated with toxic metals -- more than two-thirds of which is dumped into landfills, storage ponds or old mines or otherwise stored somewhere, just waiting for disaster to strike.

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