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Coal plant closure in the US has been linked to a near instant drop in heart attacks and strokes.

Shenango Coke Works facility in Pittsburgh closed in January 2016 after incurring millions of dollars in government fines for air and water pollution. In addition to the government regulations upon the company,combined efforts of community pressure helped its long reign to an end and locals were therefore rewarded with health gains. According to the analysis of state health records,average weekly visits to the local emergency departments for heart-related problems decreased by 42% immediately after the closure of the company. "Our research provides compelling scientific evidence that the closure of this coal processing coke plant significantly eliminated fossil fuel-related air pollution emissions that improved the air quality and cardiovascular health of nearby residents," lead investigator Wuyue Yu said.

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    • George Kariuki

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      This is a significant win!

      • Gorffly mokua

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        This is the way!!

        • winnie nguru

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          Impressive. I hope it never reopens and the residents can enjoy clean air going forward

          • Lucinda Ramsay

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            I hope China take note🤔

            • Princess

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              This is aundeniably a remarkable step forward, bringing about an immediate reduction in heart attacks and strokes.

              • mercy nduta

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                More and more fossil industries need such fines in order to quit the GHC emission.

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