EPA plans regulations for power plant runoff

05/4/2009 | Washington Post, The

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to regulate contaminated runoff from power plants. The EPA estimates power plants generate 130,000 tons per year of coal ash or sludge, which is often stored in outdoor pools or flushed into nearby rivers. The selenium contained in the coal waste can damage fish as well as wildlife and people who eat the contaminated fish.

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