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A thirsty business: factoring water into the true cost of coal

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Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories reported that a typical 500MW coal-fired utility uses 12 million gallons of water per hour – 300 million gallons a day – for cooling alone. Credit: Courtesy of Centre for Environmental Rights, photo by James Oatway