EPA Tightens Air Limits For Copper Smelters Amid Criticism From All Sides

May 10, 2024
EPA has issued its final rule tightening air toxics standards for the handful of domestic “primary” copper smelters, adding new limits for previously unregulated pollutants from the facilities, which the agency says pose “unacceptable” health risks, but the rule is likely to face resistance from environmentalists seeking tougher standards, and industry groups fighting higher costs. The rule , scheduled for publication in the Federal Register May 13, tightens the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for both...

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