Report: Missouri power plant ranks 4th 'dirtiest' in U.S.

Report: Missouri power plant ranks 4th 'dirtiest' in U.S.

Georgia Power's coal-fired plant in Euharlee, Georgia, about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta, is the US's second biggest power station for carbon emissions. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:12 PM

(KMOV) – Union Electric Company’s Labadie Plant in Missouri is the fourth dirtiest power plant in the United States, according to an article published on the Huffington Post on Tuesday.

The article cited a report from the Environment America that ranked the 100 dirtiest power plants in the country based on data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Center.

There are nearly 6,000 power-generating facilities in the United States, and they make up for about 41 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions. But the top 100 equal nearly half of that alone. All but two of the plants are coal fired.

“If the 50 dirtiest power plants in the United States were their own sovereign country, they would qualify as the seventh-biggest polluter in the world…” the article reads. “Those power plants alone emit more than all of South Korea or Canada.”

The top five dirtiest plants were:

Georgia Power Company’s Plant Scherer

Alabama Power Company’s James H. Miller Jr. Plant

Luminant Generation Company’s Martin Lake Plant in Texas

Union Electric Company’s Labadie Plant in Missouri

NRG Texas Power’s W.A. Parish Plant

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