The Unseen Traveler

Air pollution. You can't always see it. Yet it can travel hundreds of miles before it falls to earth, maybe in your neighborhood, adding to pollution levels in our rivers and Chesapeake Bay.

Where might some of the nitrogen pollution in your local waters be coming from? Our story map highlights four coal-fired power plants and one trash incinerator—some within the Bay watershed, some outside it. You might be surprised where their emissions are ending up.

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