On the Radio: Iowa’s Coal problem

Graphic source: Physicians for Social Responsibility

Listen to this week’s audio segment on Iowa’s heavy reliance on coal power.

There are 72 coal-fired power units in Iowa, and they may be damaging our health.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

Ninety-two percent of Iowans live within 30 miles of a coal plant and a third of children attend schools nearby one.  And those plants rank among the oldest and most inefficient in the country, according to a new study released by the Iowa chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Continue reading