Impending impacts of Title III and Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 on the coal industry
The coal industry has already begun to feel the affects of the acid deposition title, particularly in Illinois. Two challenges to the producers and sellers of coal; i.e., (1) Title III, Hazardous Air Pollutants and what is in store for customers, and (2) Title V, Operating Permits, which may affect production facilities are discussed. The utilities are temporarily exempted from Title III. The Great Waters report suggests that mercury will be regulated, and it looks like risk assessments will be based on coal analysis rather than on actual emission measurements. Stack sampling is difficult, expensive and slow. Coal cleaning is important in reducing trace elements. Electrostatic precipitators also remove trace elements. ESPs are less effective for mercury and selenium because they are emitted in the gas phase. FGD can remove hazardous air pollutants, but it is not well documented.
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- Conference: 1994 annual meeting of the Illinois Mining Institute, Collinsville, IL (United States), 22-23 Sep 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the Illinois Mining Institute; PB: 324 p.
- Illinois Mining Institute, Champaign, IL (United States)
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- 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL INDUSTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; IMPLEMENTATION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; PERMITS; POLLUTANTS