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Washington CHILDREN AT RISK from DIRTY AIR POLLUTION

Washington CHILDREN AT RISK from DIRTY AIR POLLUTION

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Published by: DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE on Jul 03, 2010
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Washington State Profile of Exposure to Coal-Fired Power Plants
Map Legend
Circles Represent a Thirty Mile Radius around Power PlantsMajor Cities are Shown
State Profile
Total Number ofPower Plants1Total Reported ReleasesAir10,451,134Land1,748Water0Total Lake Acres/RiverMiles under Mercury0 / 0Fish AdvisoryTotal Ozone Non-Attainment Areas0
Exposure Within 30 Mile Radius
Total Population356,110Total Number of Children81,014Total Number ofChildren in Poverty14,830Total Number of ChildrenWith Asthma5,116
 
Environmental Release Profile
Air Releases are for 2000Land and Water Releases are for 1998
Washington
Air Releases (tons except where noted)Land Waste in Tons (on site (off site))Plant NameCountyTotalReportedAir ReleasesNOxSO2CO2PM2.5PM10VOCsAcidGasesMercury(lbs)TotalReportedLandreleasesArsenicChromiumNickelTotalReportedWaterReleasesCentraliaLewis10,451,13420,11583,60010,345,0311,1981,7401664823821,72610 (0.1)78 (1)69 (2)0Notes and Sources: All releases are given in tons per year except for mercury which is given in pounds per year. Total air releases is the sum of NOx, SO2, CO2, PM10, VOCs, acidgases, and mercury (PM2.5 is included in PM10). The specific land waste metals were chosen due to their potential to contaminate groundwater. Metals listed Include metals andtheir compounds. The Total Reported Land Releases column does not reflect all solid waste generated from coal-fired power plants. Water releases include total releases from theToxics Release Inventory (TRI). SO2, NOx, and CO2 emissions come from the EPA’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring System data for 2000. Mercury is calculated by applying themercury emission rates developed in “Mercury Falling” (Environmental Working Group, Clean Air Network, and NRDC, 1999) to the heat input reported in the EPA CEMS data for2000. PM2.5, PM10, VOCs, and acid gas emission rates were calculated based on the Clean Air Network’s data for 1998 emissions. The emission rates were applied to the heatinput for 2000. All other data came from the Clean Air Network 1998 data. All calculations were done by MSB Energy Associates for the Clean Air Task Force.

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