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EPA Urged to Reconsider Toxic Air Limits for Steel Mills (2)

Sept. 14, 2020, 5:51 PMUpdated: Sept. 14, 2020, 10:47 PM

Industry groups and a coalition of environmental groups are separately challenging the EPA’s decision to not limit mercury and other toxic air pollutants that iron and steel mills release.

The environmental groups allege the Environmental Protection Agency failed to set hazardous air pollutant limits for previously unregulated toxic pollutants, including mercury, dioxins, and hydrogen chloride, when it issued its final review (RIN:2060–AT03) in July of standards for iron and steel mills. Those standards were last updated in 2006.

The coalition, represented by the nonprofit legal firm Earthjustice, filed a petition to review at the U.S. Court ...

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