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2010-05-18 15:07:00

Emissions to be cut by more than 34,000 tons annually WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Municipal Power (AMP), an Ohio non-profit utility, will permanently retire its Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power plant near Marietta under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. As part of the settlement, AMP will also spend $15 million on an environmental mitigation...

2010-05-18 09:00:00

NINGBO, China, May 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Ningbo Taiji Environmental Protection Equipment Co., Ltd. (TAIJI)'s FGD (Flue-gas desulfurization) technology was officially put into operation, successfully being used in 230 m2 sintering. For the project, TAIJI chose to use steel slag as an absorbent instead of lime or other absorbents traditionally used in desulfurization. In comparison to the use of lime agents, the replacement reduces SO2 emissions by more than 6600 tons and carbon CO2 by...

2010-05-05 05:00:00

HOUSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC) ranked the top 100 countries based on sulfur content standards in gasoline; all EU countries placed within the top 50, now that 100% market penetration of "sulfur-free" (less than 10 ppm) fuels is required in the EU as of January 2009, furthering the region's role as a leader in clean fuels. This bumped quite a few countries down, such as the U.S., which is now ranked 44th. If California were a nation, it would...

2010-01-25 09:59:00

Emissions to be Cut by more than 75,000 Tons Annually WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Westar Energy has agreed to spend approximately $500 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from a Kansas power plant and pay a $3 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. As part of the settlement, Westar will also spend $6 million on...

2010-01-21 16:02:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a settlement with Lafarge of North America for air quality violations at its cement manufacturing plants in 12 states, including one in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County. EPA fined the company $5 million for violations stemming from the conversion of low-sulfur coal to a mixture of coal and high-sulfur petroleum coke as part of its...

2009-12-22 12:39:00

Emissions to be Slashed by more than 35,000 Tons Annually WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the nation, will spend approximately $85 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution at an Indiana power plant and pay a $1.75 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of federal clean air laws, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The...

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2009-08-18 11:35:00

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a reusable organic liquid that can pull harmful gases such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide out of industrial emissions from power plants. The process could directly replace current methods and allow power plants to capture double the amount of harmful gases in a way that uses no water, less energy and saves money."Power plants could easily retrofit to use our process as a direct replacement for existing...

2009-04-20 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DuPont and Lucite International Inc. have agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations at a sulfuric acid plant in Belle, W. Va., the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of West Virginia announced today. The sulfuric acid plant is located on a 100-acre chemical manufacturing complex along the Kanawha River. The plant is owned by Lucite and operated by DuPont. The...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

U.S. government, Arizona plant settle pollution case WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- An Arizona coal-fired power plant owner has agreed to pay a 950,000 U.S. dollar fine for federal air- quality violations and spend about 400 million dollars on pollution- control equipment, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement & Power District, an Arizona-owned utility district, will install the pollution- control equipment to reduce harmful air...

2008-07-24 15:01:02

SALEM, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion , one of the nation's largest energy producers, announced today that it would continue to operate the Salem Harbor Power Station in compliance with strict environmental regulations. The announcement was made in accordance with an agreement the company has with Massachusetts and other parties to declare its plans for the station by this summer. "Salem Harbor has demonstrated that it is a viable, reliable and an environmentally sound...


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Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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