Saturday, November 5, 2011

Short stories - Big Picture:
The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released a new report on the dramatic health hazards surrounding coal-fired power plants. The report, “Toxic Air: The Case For Cleaning Up Coal-Fired Power Plants,” reveals the dangers of pollution emitted by coal plants. One of the starkest findings in the report claims, “Particle pollution from power plants is estimated to kill approximately 13,000 people a year.” The study found that the health costs of cancer, lung disease, and respiratory illnesses connected to coal pollutants totaled over $185 billion per year.
Last week I was back working in Bokoshe, Oklahoma.  I just finished five short stories on the health issues the American Lung Association talks about in their big picture of the health cost of over $185 billion per year.  Kenny Self is one of the short stories.
be strong, be safe,  Carlan

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