EPA Proposes New Limits For Secondary Lead Smelters

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed stronger pollution standards for secondary lead smelters, requiring facilities to meet new limits on toxic emissions and implement new controls.

The agency is updating its 1997 lead emission standards in response to reviews required under the Clean Air Act that examine whether additional controls are needed and whether new technology is available to cut pollution.

With new standards set to be in place by the end of 2011, the EPA said that lead and arsenic emissions from secondary...
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