Regulations Every Mother Should Love: Cement Air Toxics Standards

BY ON March 6, 2012

Child's footprint in cement

Boiler Emissions Standards and Cement Air Toxics Standards

Coal-fired power plants are, by far, the biggest source of mercury pollution in our air. The second and third biggest sources are industrial boilers and cement plants. EPA is working to set standards for those industries as well, to help them clean up their mercury emissions.

Status: a rule for cement plants is in place, though EPA will be making some adjustments to the final rule likely this year. A rule addressing toxic emissions from industrial boilers is still in the works with a final rule possible this year.

READ MORE:
How mercury poisoning works.
Mercury Q & A

MORE REGULATIONS EVERY MOTHER SHOULD LOVE:
Cross State Air Pollution Rule
Mercury and Air Toxics
Ground Level Ozone and Particle Pollution
Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

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Photo: Cement Footprints

TOPICS: Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Motherhood, Pollution