Sources of Air Pollution

Mobile/Transportation Sources:

cars, trucks, buses, trains, planes, construction equipment and various other vehicles

Point/Stationary Sources:

industrial and electrical utilities, commercial, and institutional fuel combustion and other heavy industrial sources

Current Source/Permit Issues of Concern

  • The Medical Center Company in University Circle (#3 on Top Emitters list)
  • ArcelorMittal Steel in The Flats (#1 on Top Emitters list)
  • City of Cleveland’s “Waste-to-Energy” Plans
  • Glenville’s Lakeshore Plant

Glenville’s Lakeshore Plant

In its Jul. 2011 report “Coal Blooded: Putting Profits before People in Ohio“, the NAACP ranked Glenville’s coal-fired Lakeshore Plant as the country’s 6th most harmful plant for low-income and minority communities. In a grade based on environmental justice measures, the plant received an F. More than 103,000 people live within 3 miles of the plant. Read the Plain Dealer article about the plant here.

Coal in University Circle? EHW’s Kim Foreman Testifies against Medical Center Company Permit Renewal

Area/Neighborhood Sources: Dry cleaners, gas stations, auto body paint shops, etc.

Air Toxics & Hazardous Air Pollutants Sources: Major point/stationary, area/neighborhoods and mobile sources.

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