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Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby will announce a decision Thursday on pending air-quality permits for two proposed 700 mega-watt coal-fired electricity plants in western Kansas. As the Journal-World and 6News prepare to cover the results, we want to know: What questions do you have about this issue? What matters to you?We're waiting to hear from you. Please post your questions in the comments section below, or e-mail your thoughts to editor@ljworld.com.For more about "The Source," see [this mission statement.][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/blogs/source/2007/aug/28/source/

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hipper_than_hip 6 years, 6 months ago

Could you please site your source that Holcomb 2 will be the most carboniferous powerplant in the world?

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snowWI 6 years, 6 months ago

LogicMan, The proposed coal plants would be the largest new source of CO2 emissions in the entire country. The plants would likely generate over 10 million tons of CO2 every year with no hope at reducing those emissions. They are not using the newer IGCC method which captures the CO2 and sequesters it into the ground.

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LogicMan 6 years, 6 months ago

Will the proposed plant have cooling towers or a cooling pond? Which one would use less water? Would either give a lower efficiency (and thus result in more CO2 production)?

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