US Steel, other industrial companies will submit plans to lower emissions during weather ‘episodes.’
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A federal judge said the Trump rule — known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule — had “fundamental, substantive flaws” that “would risk serious environmental harm” if it were upheld, by exposing hundreds of waterways to pollution.
The agency chose not to issue a fine but ordered the company to correct the alleged problems.
The land previously housed a coal mine, but parts of it is now zoned residential and conservation. The company wants the township to rezone it for industrial use.
Leachate is tested for dozens of potential pollutants. But until now, landfills haven’t had to test it for radium, a radioactive material common in oil and gas waste.
The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for a number of different industries.
As part of the fine, the company would agree to several added safety precautions, including more inspections and additional monitoring for landslides along its route.