EPA Report Applauds Waste-to-Energy Plants

Washington, D.C. — A report issued yesterday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports data confirming greater than 90 percent reductions in organic, metal and acid gas emissions from waste-to-energy facilities nationwide as a result of the industry’s compliance with Clean Air Act standards.

The emissions inventory and report are based on compliance test data of the country’s 66 large-unit waste-to-energy plants that upgraded their pollution control technology as required by the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) air standards enacted in 1995.

The EPA reports are available from the federal docket, number A-90-45, items VIII-B-11, VIII-B-7, VIII-B-3 and VIII-B-8. Website: www.epa.gov.