air toxics News

  • Degreasers to Cut Air Toxics Emissions

    Approximately 50 of the largest degreasing facilities will reduce air toxics emissions under tighter EPA standards that will prevent an additional 1,700 tons of solvent emissions and save the industry more than $1 million per year. Degreasers, also known as the halogenated solvent cleaning industry, use solvents to remove soils such as grease, oils, waxes, carbon deposits and tars from metal, ...

  • EPA updates national air toxics assessment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the fourth update of a computer tool that helps federal, state, local governments and other stakeholders better understand the potential health risks from exposure to air toxics. The National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) contains 2005 emissions data submitted primarily from the states for 178 pollutants. Models are used to make broad ...

  • Monday: EPA to host community air toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Jefferson County Department of Health will host a community forum on air toxics for North Birmingham, Collegeville, Harriman Park, and Fairmont communities. Topics to be discussed include: School air toxics monitoring results, Birmingham pilot air toxics initiative, and community resources. WHO: EPA and the Jefferson County ...

  • EPA and Arkansas Take Action on Air Toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $503,071 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities. ADEQ will also monitor for major pollutants, identifying major and minor sources of air pollution that ...

  • Arkansas Reduces Air Toxics with EPA Grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $501,837 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities. ADEQ will also monitor for major pollutants, identifying major and minor sources of air pollution that may be ...

  • Proposed EPA air toxics standards for PVC production

    On April 15, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to update emissions limits for air toxics from polyvinyl chloride production (PVC production). The proposal requires facilities that produce PVC to reduce emissions of harmful toxic airemissions, improving air quality, and protecting public health in communities where these facilities are located. Exposure to toxic air ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Nanocoating on buildings releases potentially toxic particles to the air

    Weathering and abrasion are reported to cause titanium dioxide nanoparticles to escape from a self-cleaning coating for buildings. These particles may be toxic to humans and wildlife. The researchers have developed three indicators from the test results to help predict levels of nanoparticle release from these coatings. Photocatalytic coatings containing nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide ...

  • EPA releases third national assessment of toxic air pollutants

    EPA has released the latest version of a state-of-the-science tool that estimates health risks from breathing air toxics in the United States. The National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), based on 2002 air emissions data, helps federal, state, local and tribal governments identify areas and specific pollutants for further evaluation to better understand risks they may pose. Air toxics are of ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • EPA releases third national assessment of toxic air pollutants

    EPA has released the latest version of a state-of-the-science tool that estimates health risks from breathing air toxics in the United States. The National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), based on 2002 air emissions data, helps federal, state, local and tribal governments identify areas and specific pollutants for further evaluation to better understand risks they may pose. Air toxics are of ...

  • Gradient Scientist Provides Congressional Testimony on Air Toxic Standards

    Gradient scientist Julie E. Goodman was invited to testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power at a hearing entitled, "The American Energy Initiative: What EPA's Utility MACT Rule Will Cost U.S. Consumers." The focus of the hearing was the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS). The hearing was held February 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. ...


    By Gradient Corporation

  • ‘Bonfire party’ was toxic

    Piles of waste were stored and then burnt at an illegal site close to the Norfolk to London railway line in Suffolk and today (Thursday 29 August) the man responsible was fined £28,000 by Norwich Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that Ian Dale Garnham (44) illegally stockpiled waste and then set fire to it at The Woodyard in Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, Diss, between 3 and 6 November ...

  • Implementing OSHA’s New Regional Emphasis Program to Reduce Worker Exposure to Ammonia Compounds

    In late September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had launched a new program to address hazards from exposure to fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate and agricultural anhydrous ammonium.   The Regional Emphasis Program (REP) is effective in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The program targets workers ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Air toxics near lapwai high school below levels of concern

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final report on analysis of air toxics monitoring data near Lapwai High School in Lapwai, Idaho. EPA found that concentrations of air toxics measured near the school are below the levels of concern associated with health problems from either short- or long-term exposures.  The report is posted at: ...

  • Air toxics near toledo elementary school are below levels of concern

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 today released the final report on analysis of air toxics monitoring data near Toledo Elementary School in Toledo, Oregon. The report is posted at: http://www.epa.gov/schoolair. EPA and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will present the results and answer questions about the air ...

  • EPA Updates Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for New Power Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued updates to pollution limits for new power plants under the mercury and air toxics standards, based on new information and analysis that became available to the agency after the rule was finalized. The updates are largely technical in nature and will have no impact on the sensible, achievable and cost-effective standards already set for ...

  • Here’s what they’re saying about mercury and air toxics standards

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and air toxics like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. These new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will slash emissions of these dangerous pollutants by relying on widely available, proven pollution controls that are already ...

  • EPA to issue strict rules for US power plant air toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation’s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit brought against the Agency by a coalition of public health and environmental groups. The settlement has been lodged in the United States District Court for the ...

  • Air toxics near harriet tubman school are below levels of concern

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final report on analysis of air toxics monitoring data near Harriet Tubman School in Portland, Oregon. EPA and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a public meeting on the air monitoring report at Harriet Tubman School on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. EPA found that concentrations of the majority of air toxics ...

  • They’re still talking about historic mercury and air toxics standards

    Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and air toxics like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. These new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will slash emissions of these dangerous pollutants by relying on widely available, proven pollution controls that are ...

  • EPA Rule Cuts Air Toxics From Passenger Vehicles, Gasoline

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Friday finalized new standards for emissions of toxic fumes from mobile sources such as gasoline, passenger vehicles, and gas cans. The mobile source air toxics, MSAT, rule is intended to cut emissions of benzene, a known carcinogen, and other hydrocarbons such as 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, ...

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