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Environmentalists Push EPA On Fenceline Monitors But OIG Doubts Effects

September 7, 2023
Environmentalists are pushing EPA to require fenceline air monitoring at industrial facilities as a standard feature of regulations, seeking to protect communities overburdened by harmful emissions, but a new report from EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds that facilities often do not quickly remedy excess monitored emissions. In its Sept. 6 report , the OIG finds that fenceline monitoring has not always produced swift action to eliminate excess toxic air pollution in the refining sector, where EPA, states and...

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