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EPA Issues Final Rule for Existing Cooling Water Intake Structures

by Sudhir Lay Burgaard
Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office

July 28, 2014

Previously published on July 14, 2014

On May 19, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act that is meant to protect aquatic organisms, such as fish and shellfish, that are pressed against cooling water intake structures (impingement) or are pulled into a power plant’s or factory’s cooling water system (entrainment).


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