New EPA rule could affect Boardman plant

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulation could prompt Portland General Electric to close its coal-fired Boardman plant earlier than 2020.

The EPA's new rule aims at curtailing emissions of mercury and other pollutants from the nation's 1,100 coal-fired plants by 2016 at the latest. 
Boardman is already set to meet emissions standards for mercury, a neurotoxin, under Oregon law. But it could have trouble meeting standards for other pollutants, including metals such as chromium and cadmium, even with the new controls it's already scheduled to install.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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