EPA Orders Orders Power Plants To Reduce Toxic Emissions

Posted by | July 7, 2011 18:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Jazmine

New EPA rules will prevent 13,000-24,000 deaths each year.

By the time the new requirements take effect in 2014, power plants will need to have cut their sulfur dioxide emissions by 73 percent and their nitrogen oxides by 54 percent from 2005 levels.

…The benefits would be greatest in northeastern states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, which would see an estimated 3,100 and 2,900 early deaths avoided annually.

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