Friday, March 18, 2005

US Gov't Spanks Ohio Edison Co.

The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today the settlement of a Clean Air Act case alleging that Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., violated the Clean Air Act at the W.H. Sammis Station, a coal-fired power plant in Stratton, Ohio. The states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, who are co-plaintiffs in the lawsuit, also join the settlement. The consent decree agreed to by Ohio Edison will reduce emissions of harmful sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the Sammis plant, as well as from other Ohio Edison and FirstEnergy coal-fired power plants, by over 212,000 tons per year. The pollution controls and other measures required by the agreement are expected to cost $1.1 billion.

Click the title link to read the entire press release from the EPA...

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