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AIR POLLUTION EMISSIONS Coal vs.

Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)


(Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Markets, VT Agency of Natural Resources)
http://www.nobiomassburning.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Springfield-VT-Proposed-Wood-Fueled-Biomass-vs-Mount-Tom-50-Year-Old-Coal.pdf

Coal vs. Biomass Power CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)


3000 2500 2000 Lbs. per MWh 1500 1000 500 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas and the main driver of global climate change. (EPA)

Coal vs. Biomass Power CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)


1.2 1 0.8 Lbs. per MWh 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can cause fatigue, chest pain, impaired vision and coordination; headaches; dizziness; confusion; nausea; angina, impaired vision, and reduced brain function; death. (EPA)

AIR POLLUTION EMISSIONS Coal vs. Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)
(Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Markets, VT Agency of Natural Resources)
http://www.nobiomassburning.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Springfield-VT-Proposed-Wood-Fueled-Biomass-vs-Mount-Tom-50-Year-Old-Coal.pdf

Coal vs. Biomass Power PARTICULATE MATTER (PM)


0.25 0.2 0.15 Lbs. per MWh 0.1 0.05 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Particulate Matter (PM) can cause decreased lung function; aggravated asthma; chronic bronchitis; irregular heartbeat; nonfatal heart attacks; premature death in people with heart or lung disease. (EPA)

Coal vs. Biomass Power NITROGEN OXIDES (NOX)


1.2 1 0.8 Lbs. per MWh 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) can cause adverse respiratory effects including airway inflammation in healthy people and increased respiratory symptoms in people with asthma. (EPA)

AIR POLLUTION EMISSIONS Coal vs. Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)
(Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Markets, VT Agency of Natural Resources)
http://www.nobiomassburning.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Springfield-VT-Proposed-Wood-Fueled-Biomass-vs-Mount-Tom-50-Year-Old-Coal.pdf

Coal vs. Biomass Power SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2)


2.5 2 1.5 Lbs. per MWh 1 0.5 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) can cause or worsen respiratory disease, such as emphysema and bronchitis, and can aggravate existing heart disease, leading to increased hospital admissions and premature death (EPA)

Coal vs. Biomass Power VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC)


0.07 0.06 0.05 0.04 Lbs. per MWh 0.03 0.02 0.01 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system; cancer. (EPA)

AIR POLLUTION EMISSIONS Coal vs. Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)
(Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Markets, VT Agency of Natural Resources)
http://www.nobiomassburning.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Springfield-VT-Proposed-Wood-Fueled-Biomass-vs-Mount-Tom-50-Year-Old-Coal.pdf

Coal vs. Biomass Power AMMONIA (NH3)


0.08 0.07 0.06 0.05 Lbs. per MWh 0.04 0.03 0.02 0.01 0 Mt. Tom Coal (Holyoke, MA) Winstanley Biomass Power (Springfield, VT)

Ammonia (NH3) can cause coughing, nose and throat irritation, burning of the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract and can result in blindness, lung damage or death. (NY Department of Health)

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