Despite a dramatic drop in soot emissions from its notorious power plant, New Haven has yet to see its asthma rates improved.

The New Haven Harbor Plant saw a 91 percent reduction between 2000 and 2007 in sulfur dioxide emissions. Such emissions, in the form of tiny particles of soot, can trigger asthma attacks and other health problems. Environmental activists announced the new emission data for the Sooty Six power plants, including New Haven’s, over the weekend: (Click here to read a news release.)

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