Mercury is getting a lot of attention, both in the popular press and in state and federal regulatory agencies. Combustion systems, like coal-fired power plants, industrial boilers, incinerators, and cement kilns, are sources of mercury emissions to the air. This article outlines the mercury emission regulations that apply to different combustion systems and the best demonstrated means to control these emissions from combustion sources. This article focuses on utility and industrial combustion systems because they are the highest emitters and face the greatest reductions and tightest scrutiny.
This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce or prevent pollution at its source, before it's generated.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2005 issue of Environmental Protection.
The other day a person preparing to make a presentation on small aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) asked me for a "sexy spin" on fuel tanks. I wasn't sure if I should be amused or upset. Fuel tanks are designed to hold fuel. That's it.
This article originally appeared in the 07/01/2005 issue of Environmental Protection.
A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release (EPA Region 8, 11/24/2003) reads as follows: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Denver office is seeking penalties of more than $400,000 against 17 facilities in North Dakota for violations of the federal Clean Water Act's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan Regulations"
This article originally appeared in the 07/01/2004 issue of Environmental Protection.
Hazardous materials (hazmat) compliance has a significant impact on the product life cycle in every organization that is involved in the use, manufacture or transport of dangerous goods. Developing integrated hazmat processes results in measurable improvements in revenue, costs and performance.
This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2004 issue of Environmental Protection.
Despite changes in administration and economic and geo-political uncertainties, there continue to be developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) programs affecting waste management. This article examines several of those developments.
- By Stephen I. Addlestone, JD
This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2004 issue of Environmental Protection.