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U.S. EPA RELEASES REPORT SHOWING MOHAVE GENERATING STATION IMPACTS ON GRAND CANYON

Release Date: 3/22/1999
Contact Information: Paula Bruin, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1587

    (San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report which indicates that the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, NV., contributes to haze in the Grand Canyon National Park.
     
     The seven-year congressionally funded study also known as Project MOHAVE was a monitoring, modeling, and data assessment project designed to estimate the power plant's contribution to visibility impairment at the Grand Canyon.  It was developed in cooperation with the National Park Service and the majority owner of the Mohave Generating Station, Southern California Edison Co.  The final report will be available this week on the U.S. EPA Region 9 Web site under Air Programs at http://www.epa.gov/region09/air .
     
     U.S. EPA will soon publish a notice in the Federal Register to explain its regulations for protecting visibility in national parks and wilderness areas, summarize the findings of the study, and solicit additional information from the public.  The Agency will consider all available information before officially determining any future obligations of the Mohave Generating Station to reduce emissions of visibility-impairing pollutants.
     

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