Air Pollution Limits for Landfills to Hold Steady, EPA Says (1)

July 26, 2019, 7:13 PMUpdated: July 26, 2019, 7:43 PM

The EPA is proposing to retain the hazardous air pollution limits it set for municipal landfills 16 years ago, but it is seeking public help to find the best technology to capture and destroy dangerous chemicals.

The agency’s proposed review (RIN 2060-AU18), which is to be published July 29, concludes that the current standards should be retained, as they provide an ample margin of safety for public health.

The agency’s proposal isn’t expected to draw much criticism from the municipal landfill sector, because the EPA isn’t planning to change the ...

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