Environmentalists Fear Coal Power Plant Demolition Will Send Dangerous Dust Into Madison County

Outlet: St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio: During operation, coal-fired power plants produce many air pollutants, said Delphine Farmer, an atmospheric chemist at Colorado State University. “One of the reasons we really want to scrub any emissions from coal-fired power plants and take them offline is that they release mercury into the air, also other heavy metals, like arsenic and lead,” she said.