EPA proposes changes to municipal waste combustor requirements

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, is proposing a revision to its existing emission level standards for municipal waste combustors (MWC) to reflect the current operations of these facilities. According to a press release issued by the organization, the proposed changes will help MWCs to continue operating at high-performance levels. Since the 1995 implementation of the EPA’s emission control requirements, dioxin and furan emissions have been reduced by 99 percent; mercury, cadmium and lead have decreased by 93 percent; and sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride have decreased by more than 91 percent.

For information on the proposed changes to the emission level requirements, visit www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg.