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Planet Ark World Environment News Kentucky Utilities To Pay $1.4 Million Fine: EPA

Date: 04-Feb-09
Country: US
Author: Ayesha Rascoe

WASHINGTON - Kentucky Utilities Company has agreed to pay a fine of $1.4 million and spend about $135 million on new pollution controls for violations of the Clean Air Act at one of its power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.

Under the agreement, Kentucky Utilities, a unit of E.ON US, will cut emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides at its E. W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County, Kentucky, by more than 31,000 tons per year.

The company will also install controls to reduce particulate matter emissions by approximately 1,000 tons per year.

(Editing by Christian Wiessner)

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