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EPA Sets Limits for Toxic Pollutants Released into Waterways

Posted on October 02, 2015

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week imposed new standards for mercury, arsenic, lead, and other toxic pollutants discharged into the nation’s rivers and streams from electric power plants. These are the first national limits on pollutants from coal-fired steam electricity plants. The new rule is estimated to remove 1.4 billion pounds per year of […]

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