Georgia makes 'Toxic 20' list

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Georgia is being called one of the nation's 'Toxic 20'. The state ranked ninth on a list ranking the dirtiest states.

The study by the Natural Resource Defense Council, looked at each state's emissions from coal power plants.

Georgia gets about a third of its energy from coal power. Officials at Georgia Power say they're already looking at a variety of clean energy to provide reliable cheap power.

"Nuclear. We're presently building two new reactors in Waynesboro. That will produce 2,000 megawatts of power. Green energy, yes, solar. We're looking at wind," said Jay Smith Albany Area Manager at Georgia Power.

Georgia Power may also close some of their coal units.

Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida ranked at the top of the 'Toxic 20' list.