Nearly four months after a coal-cleaning chemical mixture spilled into the Elk River and contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents, the Environmental Protection Agency will test the levels of the chemical in the air and set a safety limit for breathing the fumes.
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Governor Tom Corbett's administration has proposed new regulations designed to bring the state's air quality up to national standards, but some coal plants will be able to pollute 40 percent more than they do now.
As Duke prepares to begin vacuum dredging coal ash from the bottom of the Dan River, the EPA is revealed to have had serious questions about the DENR's handling of the energy giant's previous environmental violations.