Study: Coal More Toxic Than Shale Gas

New research suggests that lifetime toxic chemical releases are much higher with coal-generated electricity than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained by fracking. Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) have conducted a comparative analysis of the harmful health effects of electricity produced by both shale gas and coal and found that the lifetime toxic chemical releases were 10 to 100 times greater from coal than shale gas.

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