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EPA Steel NESHAP Requires Certification Of No Vehicle Mercury Switches

August 14, 2019
EPA’s proposed first-time mercury air toxics rule for integrated iron and steel manufacturing would require facility owners to certify that their scrap steel is unlikely to contain mercury switches from discarded vehicles, but the rule’s emissions limits appear weak enough to trigger potential pushback from environmentalists seeking strict controls. The proposal , signed by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Aug. 6 ahead of its upcoming publication in the Federal Register , amends a prior 2003 national emissions standards for hazardous air...

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