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Old 03-27-2019, 01:54 PM   #5443 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
That sounds like a pretty good idea.
Generate power and heat homes.
*The 'co-gen' heat recovery is great.
*If they can capture and sequester the carbon it's great.
*The solid waste(heavy metals) will need to be better protected than in last year's hurricanes.
*The fine particulate matter, of an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less,(PM 2.5) killed 3.5-million people in 2007.It's a global,transboundary air pollutant,which doesn't respect borders,which hitch hikes rides on the transpacific warm conveyor belt.
PM 2.5s are linked to premature deaths even in the US.
You're looking at:
*ischaemic heart disease
*lung cancer
*chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
*Coal industry lobbyists have fought hard to prevent the US EPA from listing fine particulates as a 'pollutant,so as to be free from any regulation.As have Diesel fuel manufacturers.
*Some 'listed' pollutants,lobbyists have had success in having the EPA 'de-list',so they can legally pollute.(Gotta love the American Bar Association!)
*Also,there's the specter of when we do turn off all the coal-fired plants,and Earth heats up another 0.5-degrees within a couple of months, as the sulfate aerosols precipitate out of the atmosphere.
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