Every year the Miami Fort Generating Station is responsible for:
93 Heart Attacks
980 Asthma Attacks
What you need to know about coal and the Miami Fort Generating Station
The Miami Fort Generating Station is a 720-megawatt coal-fired power plant located sits 20 miles west of Cincinnati, just across the Ohio River from Kentucky.1 A sister plant to the Beckjord Generating Station, both are owned by Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and are destroying the health of the residents of the Queen City at an alarming rate.2 Miami Fort’s pollution causes someone to have an asthma attack every 12 hours.3
On August 2, 2011, Duke Energy announced that it will close down one of the three coal boilers at Miami Fort by 2015.4 While it’s encouraging that Duke has recognized that this 51-year-old boiler has got to go, Unit 6 is not the only one that needs to be shut down.
Units 7 and 8, which combined put out nearly 8 million tons of carbon pollution, 2400 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 7000 tons of sulfur dioxide each year are still poisoning our air every day.5 The only way to ensure the health and safety of Cincinnatians is to shut this plant down immediately. Click here to find out more about this plant.
“I want more soler power,” wrote Maya. Maya is 6 and three quarters, and while she’s still working on her spelling, she is already old enough to understand the difference between Duke Energy NC’s coal-fired power and the energy she and her family need in the 21st century
Maya has plenty of reason to be concerned about where her electricity comes from.