This is Xcel’s Red Wing “steam plant”: Two 1940s coal burners converted in the 1980s to burn ground-up garbage. Electricity output is small, around 26 megaWatts. Emissions are high.
Some partial emissions numbers from the MPCA for these Red Wing burners:
Carbon monoxide 121,399 pounds
Lead 69 pounds
NOx 1,212,168 pounds
PM10 21,046 pounds
Sulfur dioxide 101,949 pounds
Ammonia 149 pounds
acid 16,040 pounds
Chromium 18.11 pounds
Manganese 20.22 pounds
Red Wing Total 1,472,958 pounds
Rough total Mankato 1,791,161 pounds
Combined total: 3,264,119 Well over three million pounds of health damaging air pollutants. Numbers for Xcel’sLa Crosse, WI burner upcoming.