EPA Sets Pollutant Regs On Boilers, Incinerators

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 6:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued final emissions standards for industrial boilers and certain incinerators that will purportedly be cheaper to implement than an earlier proposal while bringing about similar public health benefits.

Under these regulations, mercury, lead, cadmium and other toxic pollutants will be reduced enough to avoid between 2,600 and 6,600 premature deaths, prevent 4,100 heart attacks and avert 42,000 asthma attacks per year, according to the EPA.

It said that pollution control installation and maintenance would cost industry about $1.8 billion,...
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