05 Aug '11, 8pm

News: EPA Tightens Air Pollution Controls for New Mexico Coal Plant

The Environmental Protection Agency today issued strong air pollution controls for an aging, highly-polluting coal-fired power plant in New Mexico. The air pollution controls will significantly cut nitrogen oxide emissions which not only contribute to regional haze and ground-level ozone, but are also a hazard to public health. The nearly 40-year-old San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, New Mexico will now be required to install selective catalytic reduction (SCR) pollution controls on all its units which will reduce its nitrogen oxide pollution by more than 80 percent. This technology is already in use at over 208 coal plants nationwide. EPA acted after the State of New Mexico failed to address the problem. After the EPA announced its intentions, the State of New Mexico belatedly offered a much weaker recommendation that would have continued to degrade visibility ...

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