Environment | New report stresses negative effects of future coal-fire plant, ignores benefits
by Zachary Abate
Posted 5/27/11, 03:40 pm
Pollution caused by a coal-fire plant proposed for Surry County will lead to 26 premature deaths annually, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation claimed on Monday. In addition to the premature deaths, coal-fire pollution could create over $200 million in health costs every year and threaten drinking water in south Hampton Roads.