Skip to comments.Proposal addresses pollution at Navajo coal plant
Posted on 07/26/2013 5:22:21 AM PDT by thackney
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by 84 percent at a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, but a group meeting over the past few months on the proposal says it can do better.
An alternative plan to be submitted Friday to the EPA would shut down one of three 750-megawatt units at the Navajo Generating Station near Page by 2020, cutting pollution beyond what the EPA has proposed. The plants operator, Salt River Project, said the plan takes into account potential ownership changes and pushes back the implementation of expensive pollution controls.
It also sets a firm deadline for shutting down the largest coal-fired power plant in the West by 2044, unless the Navajo Nation opts to run it itself....
The EPAs proposal gives the power plants owners 10 years to install technology that would improve visibility at places like the Grand Canyon. The alternative proposal brought forth by SRP, tribal and federal officials, environmental groups, and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, would give the power plants owners an additional five years to make decisions on major investments in pollution controls.
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EPA speaks with forked tongue....get the flaming arrows out.
They should tell the EPA that the emissions are a culturally appropriate means of communication.
Oh come on...I have seen a single F-4 put out more of a skidmark in the sky than that.
If they are going to shut down a plant over that little dab of pollution, then they ought to shut down LA immediately.
They already have hot-side electrostatic precipitators and SO2 scrubbers. Then the added low-NOx SOFA burners. EPA still isn’t happy and wants them to add Selective Catalytic Reduction.
What you see is only water vapor. The NOx is not visible.
We know the answer, and although American industry (such as we have left) has gone the full ten yards toward cleaning up it's act, the goalposts keep moving.