EPA Power Plant, Factory Rule Aims To Save Fish

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards Monday that would require certain large power plants and factories to install closed-cycle cooling systems in order to protect fish and other aquatic life.

The proposed rule, which comes pursuant to a settlement between the agency and Riverkeeper Inc., would cover 1,260 existing facilities, and would put a premium on public input and flexibility, according to the EPA.

It said facilities that withdraw at least 25 percent of their water from an adjacent water body exclusively for cooling...
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