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Environment Texas calls on CPS Energy to stop polluting Calaveras Lake

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Environment Texas and allies call out CPS Energy's water pollution of Calaveras Lake

On Wednesday, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center’s Luke Metzger and Grace Coates joined with representatives of Public Citizen, Southwest Workers Union and the San Antonio Sierra Club to release a report documenting the discharge of toxic chemicals from CPS Energy’s Calaveras Power Station into Calaveras Lake. According to records the company filed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Toxics Release Inventory, CPS Energy dumped over 72,000 pounds of toxic chemicals, including chromium, into the lake in 2020. EPA modeling shows these discharges may pose a significant risk to public health. The groups called on CPS to immediately stop dumping toxic chemicals into the lake and shut down the coal power plants.

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