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, ...

  • 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.

  • 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 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 ...

  • Is your child breathing toxic air at school?

    Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would begin monitoring outdoor air around schools for toxic air pollutants, or air toxics. The EPA selected 63 schools in 22 states and just this month posted the first data from one of four schools picked in the New York and New Jersey areas.The monitoring is designed to help the EPA and states involved learn whether ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • Toxic chemical releases declining

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ‘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 ...

  • Final rule reduces air toxics from existing stationary diesel engines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting the first standards that will reduce emissions of formaldehyde, benzene, acrolein and other toxic air pollutants from certain stationary diesel engines. These pollutants are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems and environmental damage. “Improving air quality is one the agency’s top priorities,” said Gina ...

  • Air toxics near nw harllee elementary school below levels of concern

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the results of air monitoring data at NW Harllee Elementary School found acetaldehyde or other air toxics were below levels of concern. The final report is being placed on the agency’s website. Because no concentrations of concern were found, monitoring was discontinued at the school. The Texas Commission on Environmental ...

  • 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

  • EPA seeks small business input on air toxics rule for brick production

    WASHINGTON --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants recommendations from small businesses on the best way to regulate air toxics from the production of bricks and structural clay products such as roof tiles.   EPA is inviting small businesses to nominate representatives to participate in a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel that will provide input into the development ...

  • Air toxics at Eden Gardens Fundamental Elementary School below levels of concern

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the results of air monitoring data found no health risk from short-term or long-term exposures to hexavalent chromium or other air toxics at Eden Gardens Elementary School in Shreveport, La. The final report is being placed on the agency's website. Because no concentrations of concern were found, monitoring has been discontinued ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • TODAY: EPA Administrator Media Call to Release Findings on Urban Air Toxics

    Today, at 11 a.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a media conference call to discuss the second and final Integrated Urban Air Toxics (IUAT) Report to Congress. The report highlights the progress and remaining challenges since the release of the IUAT Strategy in 1999 in working with state, local and tribal agencies to help communities ...

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