EPA Unveils New Emissions Limits For Sewage Sludge

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new limits on mercury emissions and particle pollution from wastewater treatment facilities' sewage sludge incinerators, the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the nation.

The EPA on Thursday published its proposed new source performance standards and emissions guidelines for new and existing sewage sludge incineration units, aiming to reduce mercury emissions from these sources by approximately 76 percent.

Sewage sludge incinerators are usually used by wastewater treatment facilities to burn dewatered sewage sludge.

In addition to mercury, the...
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