steam electric power generating units

By Claudia O’Brien, Karl Karg, and Joshua Marnitz

On April 19, 2013, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed technology-based effluent limitation guidelines and standards for steam electric power generating units. The proposed national standards, which are based on data collected from industry, provide for a phased-in approach and the use of technologies already installed at a number of plants. EPA argues that this regulatory action is necessary to reduce the amount of toxic metals and