EPA likely to put limits on mercury

Sept. 21, 2000 (USA TODAY)–The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce as early as next week that it’s going to regulate power-plant emissions of mercury, a toxic pollutant that causes neurological damage in about 60,000 of the babies born each year in the USA, environmental and industry sources say.

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 21, 2000–Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has submitted a plan to the Florida Public Service Commission that would limit an increase in prices spurred by unprecedented fuel costs to 8.7 percent for a residential customer. A special refund to customers next June from a revenue sharing provision of FPL’s three-year, $1 billion rate reduction agreement will partially offset the fuel cost increase.

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