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Unformatted text preview: o Most recent method Coal: Environmental Impact Mercury o Anthropogenic Hg to Atmospheric Hg o Global Deposition to marine o Global Deposition to terrestrial o Reemitted anthropogenic and natural HG to global deposition Arsenic Coal: Environmental Impact Burning coal is a leading cause of smog, acid rain, global warming and air toxics In a single year, typical coal plant generates: o 3700000 tons of CO 2 o 10000 tons of SO 2 o 500 tons of small airborne particles o 10200 tons of NO x o 720 tons of CO o 220 tons of volatile organic compounds o 170 pounds of Hg o 225 pounds of As o 114 pounds of Pb o 4 pounds of Cd...
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2009 for the course GEOSCI 102 taught by Professor Rodewing during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '08