Demographics around North Carolina’s coal-fired power plants

Demographics around North Carolina’s coal-fired power plants

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Environmental justice concerns are particularly acute near coal-fired power plants and coal ash sites. Of the 22 power plants in North Carolina, more than half are located in ZIP codes where the percentage of people living below the poverty level is greater than the state average.

Data from the US Commission on Civil Rights

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