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EPA may try to block what could be the first seawater desalination plant built in Texas

Citing water quality concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency may refuse to recognize a permit that Texas approved Thursday for a marine desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi.

The inside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant in El Paso on April 16, 2012.
A map of where the Port of Corpus Christi’s seawater desalination facility would go and approximately where the facility would discharge wastewater into the channel.

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