EPA issues rules to govern carbon-capture technology, water treatment

11/23/2010 | United Press International

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized implementing rules on drinking water protection and carbon sequestration technologies at U.S. power plants and other industrial facilities. The rules involve guidance on the treatment of water used in carbon-capture processes as well as proper reporting on the volume of recovered carbon dioxide. "By providing clarity about greenhouse-gas reporting and the necessary protections for drinking water sources during carbon sequestration, we've cleared the way for people to use this promising technology," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

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