New EPA Rule Cracks Down On PVC Plant Emissions

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 4:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized tougher emissions limits for polyvinyl chloride plants, a source of air pollutants that can cause cancer, the regulator said Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, the EPA proposed amendments to the national emissions standards for secondary aluminum production plants, which use clean charge, aluminum scrap or dross from aluminum production as raw material. The amendments would require that these plants comply with emissions limits at all times, including periods of startup and shutdown.

The PVC rule affects plants that manufacture PVC...
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