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EPA releases rule citing oil and coal power plants

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 in Environment

Toxic emissions to be reduced Clean up or shut down. That’s the decision facing hundreds of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest power plants under an Environmental Protection Agency rule announced Wednesday that will force plants to control mercury and other toxic pollutants for the first time. The long overdue national standards, already under attack from some industry groups, are meant to rein in the largest remaining source of uncontrolled toxic pollution in the U.S. the emissions from the nation’s coal- and oil-fired power plants. About half of the 1,200 coal- and oil-fired units nationwide...

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