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EPA’s Decision to Retain Industrial Air Toxics Limits Panned (1)

Jan. 11, 2019, 8:45 PMUpdated: Jan. 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

Environmental advocates are troubled that the EPA couldn’t find any advances in technology or new health risks associated with air toxics from various industrial sectors that would merit tightening the hazardous pollutant standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency decided to leave in place hazardous air pollutant standards set more than a decade ago for producers of wet fiberglass mats, hydrochloric acid, brake and clutch linings, and leather goods. The EPA also retained standards for manufacturers of coatings used on wood building products and large appliances, metal furniture, and fabrics.

Acting EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler ...

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