SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

March 30, 2011 07:10 ET

What Price Fish? New EPA Draft Rule Draws Fire From Industry and Green Groups, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C.) on Monday issued its long-awaited draft rule on industrial cooling water intake systems under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act. Industrial groups said the rule went too far, while environmental groups said the new rule would not adequately protect fish, crustaceans and other aquatic life.

The rule could cost electric utilities and manufacturers about $384 million annually, according to news reports confirmed by the EPA. But the agency did say the new initiative would save about 615 million fish and shellfish each year.

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