The Coal Companies Making Europe Sick by Europe Beyond Coal
Burning coal comes with a wide range of health impacts, and the corporations burning it are to blame. Just ten companies are estimated to be responsible for almost two-thirds of the health impacts from all coal power plants in the EU in 2016.
We used the latest (2016) official emission data and state-of-the-art atmospheric modelling to see where the pollution from the 91 coal plants they operate went, causing an estimated 7,600 premature deaths, 3,320 new cases of chronic bronchitis and 137,000 asthma symptom days in children.
Of course, the companies didn’t pay the estimated €11-22 billion cost of their coal pollution, but if you live in Europe: chances are you did.