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Uncovered: The coal dust in our wind

Lamberts Point, a coal terminal on the banks of the Elizabeth River since 1885, never had an air permit because it predated the 1970 federal Clean Air Act and the resulting oversight.

In effect, there are no coal dust emission limits for Lamberts Point, provided the terminal doesn’t handle more coal than allowed each year by the state; the company hasn’t come close in years.

Lamberts Point is a regulatory relic, grandfathered in before the days of modern air pollution control.

Read the full story from The Virginian-Pilot here.

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