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  •  The water intake for this petroleum refinery (9+ / 0-)

    is primitive.    There is no end screen so of the fish and aquatic creatures that are entrained in the intake inlet are unlikely to survive the chlorination, pumping systems and passage through the once through cooling water heat exchangers.

    There is no fish return system, although any such system performance for such a system would be degraded by the intake chlorination process designed to address accumulation of zebra and quaga mussels.   Any realistic appraisal of BP's intake setup would indicate likely near total mortality for fish entering BP's refinery water intake system.

    Since June of 2007 IDEM has eliminated several water quality based effluent limitations from BP's permit leaving no technology-based effluent limitations, meaning no regulation on the pollutants in question, such as selenium, total dissolved solids, strontium, benzo(a)pyrene, sulfate, total lead, fluoride, total copper and chloride.

    IDEM has also eliminated all whole effluent acute and chronic effluent limitations from BP Whiting's NPDES draft permit, presently up for comment.

    IDEM has eliminated daily maximum and monthly average mercury effluent limitations effective during the streamlined mercury variance continuance as an "interim" effluent limitation being requested by BP.   While the permit includes final limits for mercury, in Indiana, such final effluent limits often get eliminated before they can ever come into final effectiveness and binding action on BO......making the final effluent limitation virtually irrelevant under present IDEM approaches to how it addresses Federal Clean Water Act requirements.

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