air toxics program News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Air pollutants clear out as clean air programs close in

    The US EPA's clean fuels programs have exceeded expectations in reducing ozone pollutants and air toxics. A new report based on data collected from 1995-2005 finds emission reductions often significantly greater than regulatory requirements. The data, which provide a view of recent gasoline property trends, are mainly from EPA's reformulated gasoline (RFG) and anti-dumping programs. Highlights of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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: ...

  • Crystalline Silica identified as ‘Toxic Air Contaminant’ by State of California

    California environmental contaminant biomonitoring program report updated.In a release from February of this year, the State of California identified crystalline silica as an “air contaminant”. Crystalline silica had also been classified as a ‘human lung carcinogen’ in a fact sheet released by OSHA sometime ago. In addition, it is reported that breathing in crystalline silica dust can cause ...


  • EPA mercury and air toxics rules for power plants: 20+ years in the making

    As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares to release new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), some people may be wondering about the history and timeline for these standards. One Senator recently claimed that EPA is “charging ahead” with them. These standards, however, have been in development for over ...

  • Air toxics near young scholars academy below levels of concern

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the results of air monitoring data at the Young Scholars Academy found exposures to benzene 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 ...

  • EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline

    Total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8 percent from 2010, mostly because of decreases in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions, even while total releases of toxic chemicals increased for the second year in a row, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report published today. The annual TRI provides citizens with vital information ...

  • Air toxics near Lamkin elementary school below levels of concern (TX)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the results of air monitoring data from Lamkin Elementary School found no health risk for short or long-term exposures to hexavalent chromium or other air toxics. 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • LEED Homes May Not Be Less Toxic

    EMSL Analytical offers LEED testing solutions for both new and existing commercial and residential properties. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 14th, 2010 Environmental and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA study of toxic air pollution near Elizabeth, NJ Middle school finds air pollutants below levels of concern

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a seven-month study of toxic air pollution outside the Mabel Holmes Middle School in Elizabeth, New Jersey did not find pollution levels of concern. From August 2009 to January 2010, EPA monitored the air for acetaldehyde, benzene, nickel and other metals, which are toxic air pollutants commonly associated with industrial facilities, ...

  • EPA issues California Toxics inventory data (CA)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California decreased 14 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 6 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals, releases and off-site transfers. The data comes from the EPA’s ...

  • California Phases Out Toxic Dry Cleaning Chemical

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - A chemical common in dry cleaning will be phased out over the next 16 years to protect California air quality. The California Air Resources Board, ARB, has adopted regulations that require dry cleaners to replace perchloroethylene, or perc, a solvent used in dry cleaning, with safer alternatives already available on the market by 2023. Perc is listed by ...

  • EPA issues CNMI toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in CNMI decreased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, providing ...

  • EPA issues Nevada Toxics inventory data (NV)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Nevada decreased 8 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 16 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly ...

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