Coal Power Plant Pollution in KY


This was the term project for my Intro to ArcGIS class I took during the spring semester of 2014. I somehow ended up with a final grade of B when all of my scored work was in the A range. Very frustrating end to what was an enjoyable and productive class!

Of course, this is not a study on the scale of EPA accuracy, but it was an interesting visualization of:

  • Coal fired power plants in the state of KY
  • Their locations relative to major population centers and surface water
  • The amount of pollution within a 10 mile and 25 mile radius around the plants

Here is a link to the complete package of materials. The final completed map is the one pictured at the top of the page.

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