EPA releases coal ash rule

EPA releases coal ash rule

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EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regional haze SO2 reduction requirements for Texas based on a series of presumed scrubber installations and scrubber upgrades on 14 coal-fired power plant units.


 Tucson Electric acquires stake in Gila gas power plant

Tucson Electric acquires stake in Gila gas power plant

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has acquired a portion of the output generated by the Gila River Power Station, a natural gas facility.


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SCE chooses Holtec to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel

Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded Holtec International a contract to store San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's used nuclear fuel in a robust underground facility.


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