EMISSIONS FROM ONTARIO COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS- SOURCE ONTARIO MINISTRY
OF THE ENVIRONMENT
55% of Ontario smog precursors originates in the United States.
Likewise, acidic pollutants are transported thousands of km from U.S. origins, so that Canadian sources are responsible for
less than 10% of total SO2 and NOx emissions in Ontario. (Ministry of the Environment, Transboundary Air Pollution in Ontario, June 2005). Therefore,
coal fired generation contributes significantly less than 10%, in proportion shown, to SO2 and NOx in our air shed.
Ontario sources are shown in the link
below, using information obtained from the Ministry of the Environment, Ontario's Clean Air Action Plan, June 21,2004,
adapted to show transborder contribution.
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