When coal replaces a cleaner energy source, health is on the line

Tennessee Valley case study links higher air pollution to lower birth-weight babies

Paradise Fossil Plant

COAL’S COST  In response to nuclear power plant shutdowns, Kentucky’s coal-fired Paradise Fossil Plant (shown) began producing more power, and more air pollution. Babies born nearby were smaller, an indicator of poorer health, a study finds.

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