Manhattan Achieves EPA's Soot Pollution Standards

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that New York City's central borough has met the national ambient air quality standard for soot pollution and should be removed from the list of nonattainment areas, according to a proposed rule issued Thursday.

New York County, better known as the borough of Manhattan, has submitted air monitoring data to the EPA showing that it is achieving the federal emissions limit for particulate matter with a diameter of 10 microns or less, or PM 10, and the agency concluded...
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