Every year, coal-fired power plants dump millions of tons of toxic
Coal-fired power plants
Every year, coal-fired power plants dump millions of tons of toxic metals into our waterways.
Coal plants across the country dispose of heavy metals like selenium, mercury, arsenic, cadmium,
thallium, and lead into our waterways, polluting our drinking water, fishing areas, and local rivers and streams.
Research has shown exposure to these dangerous chemicals can lead to birth defects, cancer, and even death.
Limiting these pollutants will not only clean up our water, but also save lives.
The EPA estimates that discharges from power plants alone contribute a third of all the toxic pollution in our environment.