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    We generally think of sulfur emissions and acid rain when we think of coal-burning power plants. However, several other environmental problems are associated with coal burning. Could someone help me describe three of them.

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    Burning coal also produces particulate matter, CO2, ozone, coal combustion residue (CCR), and mercury. In the US they are also the single largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Coal plants can be built in such a way that they produce less pollution, but because of the additional expense this is often not done. Because it is efficient and readily available, ...

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    The expert examines sulfur emissions and acid rain affects from coal burning.

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