EPA Proposes New Limits On Coal-Plant Water Pollution

Law360, San Francisco (April 19, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Coal-fired power plants must cut back on the toxic substances, including mercury, arsenic and lead, that they discharge into public waterways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday before introducing proposals for how that pollution could be reduced.

The EPA unveiled four “preferred” options Friday aimed at reducing pollutant discharges by 470 million pounds to 2.62 billion pounds per year, and reducing water use by 50 billion gallons to 103 billion gallons per year, according to an EPA statement. The options cover a number of different...
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