TAMPA IS 13th WORST POWER PLANT AIR POLLUTER IN U.S.-Andrew Stelzer

06/09/04

POWER PLANTS

“Dirty Air, Dirty power� is the title of a new report which states the Tampa bay area is the 13th most dangerous area in the country in terms of deadly power plant pollution. According to analysis conducted by the same consultants used by the Environmental Protection Agency, pollution from power plants causes over 28,000 asthma attacks, 2,100 non-fatal heart attacks, and 1,400 premature births in the state of Florida every year. Five Florida cities are among the fifty metropolitan areas suffering the greatest health impacts in the country from power plant pollution. In addition to the Tampa bay area ranking 13th, Miami was ranked 14th, Orlando 32nd, Jacksonville 41st, and Sarasota 45th. Holly Binns works with the Florida Public Interest group, abbreviated PIRG, WMNF spoke with Binns about the health effects power plants are having on Tampa Bay residents.

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That was Holly Binns with the Florida Public Interest Research Group. To view the pollution dangers in your area of the state our anywhere in the country, go to www.cleartheair.org/dirtypower

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