State proposes fourth draft of new regulations to stem Brunner Island pollution, fish kills
For the fourth time in six years, the state is attempting to adopt a new plan for governing the discharge of polluting industrial wastewater at the Brunner Island power plant, as well as cooling water that has been blamed for fish kills.
The York County power plant’s discharge permit expired in 2011 and the plant has been allowed to operate under the old conditions while the state Department of Environmental Protection has struggled to come up with a new permit amid demands for tougher environmental controls.
DEP’s last draft came in April 2017. But the agency says it needed to make further revisions because of comments received at a public meeting on the draft and because of changing federal regulations on wastewater guidelines.