Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Four more years II

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued rules that allow industrial boilers to burn toxic wastes with little or no control of emissions. Among the materials allowed are chemically treated wood waste, used oil waste, solvents, old tires, sewage gas, paint sludge, toxic fly ash, wastewater treatment sludge and paper mill sludge. Earthjustice, a public interest legal group, has filed suit to stop the "irresponsibly weak" rules from going into effect and force the EPA to write regulations that are consistent with the Clear Air Act.

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