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Pennsylvania residents urge coal plants to reduce emissions

Although new energy sources are regularly being discovered, many reliable resources are still being used to serve communities across the country. In Pennsylvania, coal plants dot the landscape, providing power to local residents. However, more environmental activists are standing up to the pollution that these plants are creating, according to Forbes magazine.

Recently, hundreds of Pennsylvania residents met in Philadelphia to voice their concerns to representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency. They claim that the mercury, arsenic, lead and nickel emissions that come from coal plants put people at risk of exposure to these dangerous elements.

"Young children are uniquely vulnerable to the toxic effects of environmental poisons such as mercury and arsenic," Kevin Osterhoudt, medical director of the poison control center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, told the news source.

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