Environmental Laws in Line for Overhaul
1993, New York Times News Service, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
President Bill Clinton's administration is considering rewriting the nation's environmental laws because of a three-year study on how best to clean up pollution at a small Amoco Corp. refinery in Yorktown.
The study was conducted jointly by Amoco and the Environmental Protection Agency. Researchers found that federal regulations forced the refinery to solve relatively minor pollution threats at major expense - but that far more important problems were overlooked.
Specifically, Amoco was required under a change in the Clean Air Act to spend $31 million to rebuild the refinery's waste-water treatment plant to prevent benzene, a toxic chemical, from evaporating into …
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Publication information: Article title: Environmental Laws in Line for Overhaul. Contributors: 1993, New York Times News Service - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: November 29, 1993. Page number: 1A. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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