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The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has agreed to cut pollution from its facility on St. Thomas and St. John.
In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, VIWAPA will pay a $1.3 million penalty and spend $12.2 million to comply with the Clean Air Act at its Krum Bay facility on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay facility on St. John. The settlement resolves numerous violations of the act, including VIWAPA’s failure to properly operate pollution control equipment to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.
Separate from the settlement, VIWAPA has been in the process of converting several of its oil-fired turbines at the St. Thomas facility to be capable of burning liquefied petroleum gas or liquefied natural gas. The settlement requires that at least 85 percent of its power come from such sources
The agreement will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 1,300 tons per year and particulate matter emissions by approximately 185 tons per year, the EPA said in a statement.
“This settlement will drastically reduce the amount of air pollution in the Virgin Islands and bring the St. Thomas power plant, one of the most significant sources of air pollution in the U.S. Virgin Islands, into compliance with the Clean Air Act,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck.

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