Coal-Fired Power Plants

April 20, 2013--EPA proposes rules to curb power-plant waste in waterways (Washington Post)

Power producers must curb the tainted water they discharge into waterways under a proposal the Environmental Protection Agency issued Friday, the latest in a series of rules aimed at utilities that burn coal. The EPA proposed four options for regulating the disposal of toxic waste from power plants, which are the top source of pollutants in streams, rivers and other waters.


December 21, 2011--Study links urban areas with mercury in lakes (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new study more closely links industrial areas to deposits of mercury in lakes. The study found atmospheric deposition of mercury is about four times higher in lakes near several major U.S. cities compared to lakes in remote areas, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Tuesday. The study included lakes in the Denver area.


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