Con Edison Plans to Replace All Lead-Covered Cables

Law360, New York (May 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. has made a commitment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace miles of its lead-covered cables.

The New York utility joined the EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Program, a voluntary program that aims to reduce or eliminate the use of targeted chemicals.

According to the EPA, Con Edison has crafted a plan to remove some 2,400 sections of underground paper-insulated lead-clad electric feeder cables in 2008 and another 2,400 sections in 2009. That promise is one of...
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