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Cutting air pollution from Southern Indiana coal plants

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World Coal,

The US Environmental Protection Agency has established an agreement with the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) that intends to decrease air pollution from the company’s F.B. Culley and A.B. Brown coal-fired electricity generating plants in southern Indiana, near Evansville US.

“The pollution control equipment that SIGECO will install as a result of this agreement will improve air quality and protect the health of southern Indiana residents,” commented EPA Region 5 Administrator, Susan Hedman.

The pollution control equipment that SIGECO will install is inteded to reduce sulfuric acid emissions from the Culley and Brown power plants by approximately 1400 short tpy.

Additionally, SIGECO will make other equipment upgrades that will cut sulfur dioxide and particulate emissions from the Culley plant. The new and upgraded equipment is expected to cost approximately US$30 million.

The recently announced agreement modifies a 2003 federal Consent Decree and resolves a 2011 Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act.

The agreement is subject to Court approval following a public notice and comment period.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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