Thursday, March 19, 2009

Replacing Fossil Fuel Generation with Renewables Surest Way to Cut Toxic Releases to Environment

Here’s a fun fact from the Environmental Protection Agency’s just-released report called the Annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI):

“Electric power generating facilities accounted for 67 percent of Hawaii’s TRI chemical releases, including 83 percent of the air releases.”

Of the “top facilities in Hawaii for chemicals releases,” which totaled 2,440,684 pounds of toxics, generation stations contributed 1,920,431 pounds, or 78.6 percent.  Those are 2007 totals.

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