Two units of Paradise Coal Plant to be retired
WEST PADUCAH, Ky - Two coal-burning units have been retired in the Paradise Fossil Plant in western Kentucky.
The Tennessee Valley Authority announced the retirement of the 50-year-old plant that emitted more than 13.6 million tons of carbon pollution every year.
There are plans to replace the coal-burning power with a new natural gas plant.
According to 2010 Clean Air Task Force data, Paradise has contributed an annual 1,500 asthma attacks, 140 heart attacks, and 93 deaths in Muhlenberg County, Ky.
A quarter of the Kentucky's coal-burning plants have already been scheduled for retirement.