Alabama Power Plant Sets Example for Cleaner Air Each year, coal-fired power plants release into the air 40 tons of toxic mercury -- one of the most harmful industrial pollutants. The electric power industry has argued for years that there's no effective technology to stop the pollution, but engineers in Alabama have proved them wrong. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.
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Alabama Power Plant Sets Example for Cleaner Air

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Alabama Power Plant Sets Example for Cleaner Air

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Each year, coal-fired power plants release into the air 40 tons of toxic mercury — one of the most harmful industrial pollutants. The electric power industry has argued for years that there's no effective technology to stop the pollution, but engineers in Alabama have proved them wrong. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.