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ATS Testifies in Support of Reducing Mercury and Air Toxins
In related news, EPA is also proposing new rules to reduce mercury and other air toxic emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. The ATS submitted comments at an EPA public hearing in support of more protective mercury and air toxin standards. The ATS specifically expressed support for a more protective standard for lignite or brown coal – compressed peat with a high level of mercury that is used at some U.S. power plants. The ATS also spoke in support of continuous fence-line monitoring of emissions to ensure compliance with standards and to provide local communities more accurate information on local pollution exposure levels.
Last Reviewed: June 2023