Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of toxic water pollution in the United States, dumping billions of pounds of pollution into America’s rivers, lakes, and streams each year. These pollutants, including lead and mercury, are dangerous to humans and wreak havoc in our watersheds even in very small amounts. It’s time for power plants to stop using our rivers, lakes and streams as open sewers to dump their waste! Help us tell EPA to protect our water and our health by ending the “free pass to pollute” that power plants have gotten for the past thirty years.
- See photos from the press tour of pollution from Duke Energy's Riverbend Steam Station on the Catawba River.
- Listen to a press conference about coal plant pollution and the report
- Read Bob's statement to the press