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E-M:/ Lake Erie groups oppose new coal/coke polluter

Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davemec@voyager.net>

Lansing, MI - Fifteen environmental organizations from Michigan, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Ontario and New York are urging the Ohio Environmental 
Protection Agency not to permit the development of the proposed FDS 
coking plant on the shores of Maumee Bay, Lake Erie.

According to the permit, the plant would emit up to six tons per year 
of hazardous air pollutants including mercury, arsenic, cadmium and 
lead. The plant would also be a major new source of smog and acid rain-
causing chemicals, discharging up to four thousand tons of nitrogen 
oxides, carbon monoxide, particulates and sulphur dioxide to the air. 
Lucas County, where the plant would be situated, is already a non-
attainment area for ozone, with levels of nitrogen oxide higher than 
considered safe for human health.


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