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Number of premature deaths the new Mercury and Air Toxics rule could prevent per year.
Number of cases of asthma symptoms the new Air Toxics rule will prevent per year.
Number of construction jobs the new Air Toxics rule will generate.
Amount of mercury air pollution spewed from America’s coal-fired power plants every year.
Percent of mercury air pollution that comes from coal-fired power plants, by far the largest single source or mercury air pollution in the country.
Lake-acres in America – including the entire Great Lakes region – that were under mercury-related fish contamination advisories in 2008.
The number of women of child-rearing age in America who have potentially dangerous levels of mercury in their bloodstream.
Approximate number of infants born every year in America having been exposed to unsafe levels of mercury while in the womb.
Cumulative amount of the 84 different kinds of hazardous air pollution emitted by America’s coal-fired power plants every year.
Amount of America’s acid gas pollution that comes from coal-fired power plants. Acid gases like hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride irritate our eyes, noses, throats, skin, and breathing passages and contribute to acid rain.
Amount of America’s arsenic air pollution that comes from coal-fired power plants.
Amount of all point-source toxic air pollution in America that comes from coal-fired power plants.
How long it has taken the EPA to finally adopt limits on toxic air pollution from America’s power plants after the Clean Air Act was passed in 1990.
Number of states that have passed mercury pollution limits on power plants.
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