Study claims Texas coal-fired power plants led to thousands of deaths


Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin were part of a study that contends coal-fired power plants in the U.S. caused more than 103,000 deaths in the nation since 1999.

Power plants in Texas resulted in a reported 27,000 deaths.

Their research concluded that coal electricity-generating emissions caused nearly 460,000 deaths from 1999 to 2020 in the Medicare population from 480 coal-fired power plants in thee U.S. reported KXAN.

One of the co-authors, Jessica Roberts, an assistant professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, found that of the 27,000 reported deaths from the Texas power plants, most were in other states. In Texas from 1999 to 2020, an estimated 19,600 Texans died. Nearly 11,000 were because of the Texas power plants and the rest were caused by power plants in other states.

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