EPA Toughens Lead Emissions Monitoring

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 4:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ramped up air quality monitor requirements for industrial facilities in an effort to reduce human exposure to lead.

The agency announced Wednesday that it will require air quality to be measured near all industrial facilities that emit a half-ton or more of lead per year. Previously, monitoring was required only near facilities that emit at least one ton of lead per year.

The new final rule, which states are required to comply with beginning one year from now, is intended...
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