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EPA Takes Final Steps to Reduce Toxic Air Emissions from Cleanup Sites

Release Date: 08/22/2003
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David Deegan 202-564-7839/

(08/22/03) On Aug. 21, EPA finalized a rule to control hazardous air emissions from site remediation activities. Site remediation involves the removal of hazardous substances from contaminated soil or groundwater and occurs at a variety of sites such as industrial facilities (chemical manufacturers, petroleum refineries etc.), and military bases. The site remediation rule will affect approximately 250 facilities and will reduce air toxic emissions by 570 tons per year - a 50 percent reduction from current levels.