By the Numbers:
Gallons of water used for coal mining in the U.S. every day.
Tons of solid wastes produced every year by burning coal.
Gallons of waste slurry produced every year while preparing coal to be burned.
People in the U.S. who live within five miles of a coal-fired power plant.
Gallons of water used per hour at an average coal-fired power plant.
Number of miners who died from black lung disease between 1992 and 2002.
Miles of streams that have been buried or polluted in Appalachia because of mountaintop
U.S. states and territories with mercury fish consumption advisories for at least some of
New coal-fired power plants proposed for the U.S.
Percent decrease in number of coal miners employed from 1985–2000.
Percent increase in coal mining production from 1985–2005.
Source: The Dirty Truth about Coal.