Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EPA plan caps water pollutants from power plants

Like other coal-fired power plants, the Cardinal plant along the Ohio River has huge scrubbers and other devices to trap toxic air pollutants and stay within federal clean-air limits.

But when it comes to water quality, American Electric Power’s Cardinal and most other coal-fired power plants across the nation face no state or federal limits on the mercury, lead, cadmium and other toxins they can dump in streams, rivers and lakes.
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