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Dallman Station is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the City of Springfield, Illinois. Visible below are both the Dallman and Lakeside power plants, both of which are owned by the City of Springfield.

Dallman Unit 4 is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the City of Springfield, Illinois - City Water, Light and Power (CWLP). [1] The plant began operating with coal on June 1, 2009.[2]

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Plant Data

  • Owner: City Water, Light and Power
  • Parent Entity: City of Springfield, Illinois
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 388 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 90 MW (1968), 90 MW (1972), 207 MW (1978)
  • Location: 3100 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL 62707
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.753899, -89.6036
  • Electricity Production: 2,084,109 MWh (2005)
  • Coal Consumption: 1,101,000 tons (2005)
  • Coal Source: Illinois
  • Number of Employees:

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions: 2,934,448 tons (2005)
  • SO2 Emissions: 3,635 tons (2005)
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh:
  • NOx Emissions: 6,614 tons (2005)
  • Mercury Emissions:

Death and disease attributable to fine particle pollution from Dallman

In 2010, Abt Associates issued a study commissioned by the Clean Air Task Force, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, quantifying the deaths and other health effects attributable to fine particle pollution from coal-fired power plants.[3] Fine particle pollution consists of a complex mixture of soot, heavy metals, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides. Among these particles, the most dangerous are those less than 2.5 microns in diameter, which are so tiny that they can evade the lung's natural defenses, enter the bloodstream, and be transported to vital organs. Impacts are especially severe among the elderly, children, and those with respiratory disease. The study found that over 13,000 deaths and tens of thousands of cases of chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis, asthma, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, dysrhythmia, ischemic heart disease, chronic lung disease, and pneumonia each year are attributable to fine particle pollution from U.S. coal plant emissions. These deaths and illnesses are major examples of coal's external costs, i.e. uncompensated harms inflicted upon the public at large. Low-income and minority populations are disproportionately impacted as well, due to the tendency of companies to avoid locating power plants upwind of affluent communities. To monetize the health impact of fine particle pollution from each coal plant, Abt assigned a value of $7,300,000 to each 2010 mortality, based on a range of government and private studies. Valuations of illnesses ranged from $52 for an asthma episode to $440,000 for a case of chronic bronchitis.[4]

Table 1: Death and disease attributable to fine particle pollution from Dallman Station

Type of Impact Annual Incidence Valuation
Deaths 3 $23,000,000
Heart attacks 5 $540,000
Asthma attacks 54 $3,000
Hospital admissions 3 $54,000
Chronic bronchitis 2 $880,000
Asthma ER visits 3 $1,000

Source: "Find Your Risk from Power Plant Pollution," Clean Air Task Force interactive table, accessed March 2011


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Sources

  1. “Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants,” National Energy Tech Lab, May 1, 2007, page 12. (Pdf)
  2. Dallman 4 Power Station, City Water, Light & Power, accessed April 20, 2011
  3. "The Toll from Coal: An Updated Assessment of Death and Disease from America's Dirtiest Energy Source," Clean Air Task Force, September 2010.
  4. "Technical Support Document for the Powerplant Impact Estimator Software Tool," Prepared for the Clean Air Task Force by Abt Associates, July 2010


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