Bowen Power Plant

Probably the second largest  coal-fired power plant in the country (in terms of out put), generating 3.2 million kilowatts. This plant was rated as the worst emitter of toxic chemicals (19.5 million pounds) in the country in 1998. It is owned by the Georgia Power Company, which itself is owned by one the largest electrical utilities in the country, the Southern Company, based in Atlanta. About 500 of the approximately 3,000 power plants in the United States use coal.