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Mercury Violations at Healy 2 Spur Fines, Agreement


Golden Valley Electric Association is paying the Environmental Protection Agency 126 thousand dollars in fines for emissions violations at its coal fired Healy 2 power plant. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a consent decree between the EPA and the utility is aimed at ensuring the plant meets mercury emissions standards.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.