EPA To Crack Down On Lead Emissions, Monitoring

Law360, New York (May 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed drastically tightening restrictions on lead emissions by slashing the current limit on lead content in the air by at least 80% and providing special protections from lead poisoning for at-risk populations.

The proposed rule would lower the current ambient air quality standard of 1.5 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air to between .1 and .3 micrograms per cubic meter. The current limit, part of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard, was established in 1978 and has not...
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