EPA To Revisit Cement Plant Mercury Emissions

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled a lawsuit brought by nine states and a handful of environmental groups by agreeing to set new limits on the amount of mercury and other pollutants that cement plants can emit.

Under the settlement, which was announced Friday, the EPA will issue a proposal addressing emissions of mercury, hydrochloric acid and total hydrocarbons from cement kilns by March 31, then adopt final standards by March 31, 2010.

“The draft settlement agreement does not change or otherwise address the December...
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