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    The Associated Press Duke Energy must meet strict mercury control standard Published: June 2, 2008 RALEIGH - Duke Energy Inc. must use the maximum achievable
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      The Associated Press

      Duke Energy must meet strict mercury control standard

      Published: June 2, 2008

      RALEIGH - Duke Energy Inc. must use the "maximum achievable" controls
      for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants at its new plant in
      Western North Carolina, state environmental officials said today.

      The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the
      Division of Air Quality told Duke about the requirement today.

      But department spokeswoman Diana Kees said she didn't immediately
      know whether Duke's plans for the plant already meet that standard.

      The state has granted Duke an air quality permit allowing it to build
      an 800-megawatt generator at its Cliffside Steam Station, about 50
      miles west of Charlotte.

      Duke has said the generator will use equipment that will reduce
      mercury by 90 percent, but opponents say technology exists that can
      reduce emission by up to 98 percent.
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