EPA-proposed air pollution clean-up to cost coal plant $500 million

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut Grand Canyon air pollution by requiring a coal power plant in Arizona to install pollution control equipment that could cost more than $1 billion, reports the Arizona Republic.

Federal regulators want the plant to install a catalytic converter for approximately $500 million. However, particles from the catalytic converter could create further pollution problems and necessitate more pollution controls, which the Salt River Project, the coal plant’s operator, said could drive the total cost into the billions.

Eighty-five percent of the 520 employees at the Navajo Generating Station are Navajos. The Navajo Indian Reservation, where the plant is located, suffers from high unemployment.

Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.

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