TABLE 6–2

Sulfur Oxide Emission Trends in the United States, 1960–1970

Source Category

United States Emissions, 1960 (1000 Tons/Year)

United States Emissions, 1970 (1000 Tons/Year)

% Change 1960 to 1970

Stationary Source Fuel Combustion

Electrical Power Plants

10,100

19,400

+92%

Industrial

4,800

4,890

+2%

Commercial and Residential

2,590

2,160

−17%

Industrial Processes

4,720

6,030

+28%

Other Stationary Sources

360

380

+6%

Transportation

675

984

+46%

TOTAL

23,300

33,900

+45%



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