EPA Strengthens Limits On Nitric Acid Plant Pollution

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday will announce a final rule slashing the amount of polluting nitrogen oxides that nitric acid plants will be allowed to release into the atmosphere, though it will not adjust greenhouse gas standards that have gone unaddressed for decades.

Under the new rule, which will be published in the Federal Register, limits for nitrogen oxide emitted from nitric acid plants will be lowered from 3 pounds per ton of nitric acid produced to one-half pound per ton. The EPA said,...
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