We are interested in reports on the effects of coal and coal dust on human health. In the near future we will provide a way for you to contribute suggestions and links to useful articles.
Stanford Study Helps Demonstrate that Coal-fired Power Plant Closures are Linked With a Decline in Health Problems from Air Pollution.
Forbes reports that alongside the closure of coal-fired power plants resulting in dramatic decreases in air pollution emissions, new data shows a parallel drop in health problems from air pollution. This means closure of coal-fired power plants ultimately is shown to impact human health for the positive. Read the full study as published in the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.: “Fine particulate matter damages and value added in the US economy”
Read the DNR’s response to public comments submitted as part of the Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System permitting process.
Warranting concern, a variety of toxic heavy metals exceeding Wisconsin’s public health standards were found in local water samples, including high levels of manganese and boron. These are possible indicators of coal ash contamination.
The DNR responded to our request for follow up on our water test results, and other issues at the South Oak Creek plant.