nitrogen oxide emissions

Kentucky Utilities Must Spend $140M on Clean Air Settlement

Article: Kentucky Utilities Must Spend $140M on Clean Air Settlement

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, February 3, 2009 (ENS) – Back in 1997, Kentucky Utilities modified the largest coal-fired electrical generating unit at its E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County, Kentucky without installing required pollution control equipment or complying with applicable emission limits. These alleged violations of the Clean Air Act allowed the company to increase the…

Mercury Emissions Up at Coal-Burning Power Plants

Article: Mercury Emissions Up at Coal-Burning Power Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – The top 50 most-polluting coal-burning power plants in the United States emitted 20 tons of toxic mercury into the air in 2007, finds a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project. Of the top 10 mercury emitting power plants, all but one reported an increase as compared…

Polluting California Cement Plant Installs Cleaner Kiln

Article: Polluting California Cement Plant Installs Cleaner Kiln

LOS ANGELES, California, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – A cement plant that is one of the largest sources of smog-forming nitrogen oxides in California will replace polluting equipment with a state of the art kiln to reduce these emissions. Under the terms of a $394,000 settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the TXI…