Issue Date: August 31, 2009
EPA Plans To Repeal Hazardous Waste Rule
EPA is planning to withdraw a controversial, industry-backed deregulation of hazardous waste instituted by the Bush Administration because of concerns raised that it does not sufficiently protect health or the environment. At issue is an EPA rule allowing companies to burn certain hazardous waste as fuel in industrial boilers. It applies if emissions from burning energy-rich hazardous waste are comparable with air pollution released from burning fuel oil in the boiler. Before the . . .
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