Lax Oversight Of Coal Plant Demolitions Could Leave Illinois Communities Vulnerable

Outlet: KBIA

KBIA: That dust can contain toxic heavy metals, byproducts from burning coal that remain in the smokestacks and parts of coal power plant buildings even after they’re decommissioned, said Delphine Farmer, an atmospheric chemist at Colorado State University. “Heavy metals, like arsenic and lead, tend to just stick onto the surface of dust really well,” she said.