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2011-02-14 14:38:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies by national experts in air quality monitoring and public health find that the impacts of two Chicago power plants on local air quality are a fraction of what has been claimed by those seeking to close them. In fact, the new studies conclude that emissions from the Crawford and Fisk plants owned by Midwest Generation account for less than one-half of one percent of particulate matter pollution in Cook County air. The studies released...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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