EPA Seeks Tougher Power Plant ELG With ‘Zero Discharge’ Treatment Goals

March 8, 2023
EPA is proposing strict Clean Water Act (CWA) treatment technology requirements for several forms of wastewater from coal ash and others wastes at coal-fired power plants via tightened effluent limitation guidelines (ELG), aiming to meet a “zero-discharge” goal for two of those waste streams while extending a process for facilities to cease burning coal rather than upgrade. The proposed ELG for the steam electric power generating point source category, which EPA Administrator Michael Regan signed March 8 ahead of Federal...

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