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U.S. EPA eases Obama-era standards on toxic coal ash

July 18, 2018 3:48 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency’s first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists.

The 2015 rule established minimum national standards for the disposal of coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants that contains materials such as arsenic and lead.

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