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Arsenic is listed as one of the World Health Organization’s 10 chemicals of major public health concern. It is released naturally into the environment through volcanic activity and natural weathering of arsenic-containing minerals, and its presence in aquatic environments is related to ore mining/milling, agricultural and commercial uses, and fly ash from coal-fired power plants. […]
With water quality trading, power plants seeking water pollutant reductions can purchase those reductions from farmers who can potentially achieve the same reductions at lower cost. The approach is gaining traction as an important strategy to meet water quality goals. This study examines federal water quality regulations and how they impact water quality trading.