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US EPA Limits Amount of Pollutants Discharged by Steam Electric Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final rule under the Clean Water Act regulating steam electric power plants.  According to EPA, the rule “establishes the first nationally applicable limits on the amount of toxic metals and other harmful pollutants that steam electric power plants are allowed to discharge in several of their largest sources of wastewater.”  EPA believes that regulating steam electric power plants is important because they “contribute the greatest amount of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters by industrial categories regulated under the CWA.”

For more details, check out EPA’s website on the final rule, which can be found here.


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