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The Comanche Generating Station dominates the Pueblo, Colo. skyline in many directions. Photos by Mike Sweeney / Special to The Colorado Trust

Five-hundred-foot smokestacks that define the Comanche Generating Station on Pueblo’s southeast side are a testament to this steel town’s industrial legacy.  

Visible for miles, the vertical pipes are also a stark reminder to the city’s 112,000 residents how little they know about pollution produced by Colorado’s biggest coal-fired power plant and if it contributes to chronic health problems.  

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