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A few miles south of the beautiful Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania, GenOn operates the Portland Coal-fueled Generating Station. The plant has been operating without SO2 scrubbers for over 70 years. In Mar 2011, US EPA granted NJ Department of Environmental Protection petition to limit SO2 emissions from the Portland plant. The plant violates the \"Transport Rule\" because it adversely impacted four Northwest NJ counties including my county of Sussex. GenOn\'s pollution also affects Pennsylvania communities. The Clean Air Task Force estimates that the Portland Plant is responsible for over $234 Mil. in annual expenses due to deaths and illnesses. To make matters worse, GenOn is legally grandfathered to dump coal ash in a nearby abandoned and porous slate pit. This allows heavy metals to easily contaminate nearby trout streams and ground water. The Portland Generating Station has reached the age of retirement.Despite the overwhelming pollution complaints from residents, Portland...

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