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Old Great Lakes vessels get EPA reprieve

Published 10/28/2009, Duluth News Tribune

The EPA had proposed a rule requiring all ships operating on the Great Lakes to burn low-sulfur marine diesel fuel, a change that the agency said could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths. But it would have required that 13 older steam-engine ships in the U.S.-flagged fleet be repowered at an estimated cost of about $22 million per vessel.

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