Volume 92 Issue 21 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 26, 2014 | Web Date: May 23, 2014

EPA Targets Refinery Pollution

Air Toxics: Industry blasts proposed emission rule as unjustified and costly
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: air pollution, emission controls, refineries, benzene

The oil refining and petrochemical industries say new air pollution limits proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency come with enormous costs and would not provide significant public health benefits.

The sweeping proposal would for the first time require petroleum refineries to monitor their fence lines for benzene to ensure that neighboring communities aren’t being exposed to the carcinogenic air pollutant.

The plan, which the agency expects to finalize in . . .

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