Coal / Duke Energy

Inefficient combustion contributes to pollution

CINCINNATI — “The article could have been more explicit when noting “fuel combustion” as the major source of our soot; the number one source is the inefficient combustion of coal in Duke Energy’s power plants. Rcently Duke agreed to retire its worst polluting boiler units, including those at Beckjord in New Richmond and the oldest boiler at Miami Fort Station in North Bend. Citizen concern, especially organized by Ohio Citizen Action, is partly responsible for Duke finally making this decision. We should all get involved in speaking up, and in conserving electricity wherever we are able, so that we can all breathe easier.”

— William Lonneman letter to the editor, Cincinnati Enquirer

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