Friday, August 10, 2012

Kentucky rated worst in country for power-plant pollution

Kentucky was ranked first in the country for the amount of pollution from power plants in 2009 and 2010, a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council found.

The Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, left, run by the Tennessee Valley Authority, was ranked the nation's top power-plant polluter in 2010. American Electric Power's Big Sandy plant in Lawrence County was ranked fifth, and the Mill Creek station of Louisville Gas & Electric was seventh.

The NRDC's initial report showed a huge increase in Kentucky power-plant emissions from 2009 to 2010, but after The Courier-Journal raised questions about it, the report was corrected. The corrected figures showed that the state remained No. 1 in power-plant pollution. (Read more)

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