Air and Health Risks from Invenergy's
Allegheny Energy Center (AEC)
Invenergy's spokesperson claimed the pollution emitted from AEC would only be water vapor. However, when the permit application was made public, it revealed that it would be a major source of nitrogen oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions and a minor source of particulate matter 10 (PM10), particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
Invenergy's Allegheny Energy Center Emissions Overview
Emissions table taken from Allegheny County Health Department Public Presentation in Elizabeth Township, May 2021,
Invenergy's Allegheny Energy Center Emissions Comparisons
Emissions comparisons taken from Allegheny County Health Department Public Presentation in Elizabeth Township, May 2021,
Public Health Impacts from emitted pollution
Health data was complied with sources from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.