The proposed air toxics standards cover emissions from three types of combustion sources and address emissions of mercury, cadmium, dioxin, furans, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, and other pollutants.
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A new Web tool summarizes by state the number of smaller dischargers whose actions have been reviewed, the number that had a serious violation of their permit, and the number against whom a state took enforcement action.
US EPA's "National Priorities List" includes about 1,280 of the nation's worst sites. But there are tens of thousands of sites not on the NPL, and finding them is fairly easy.
A March 23, 2010, Greenwire article reports that the draft Kerry-Lieberman-Graham climate bill may include language to keep potentially toxic ingredients from gas drilling secret from the public whose health may be harmed by them.SEJ Publication Types:Topics on the Beat:
A new project of EPA and the National Renewable Energy Lab will analyze development potential for wind, solar, or small hydro power at contaminated sites in various stages of cleanup.
Many story leads are tucked away in this 196-page report: recession impacts from drops in extraction and consumption, increases in importation of key materials, insights on stories related to climate change and air pollution, and much more.Topics on the Beat:
SEJournal has the "Inside Story" on "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools," a USA Today series by Blake Morrison and Brad Heath that won SEJ's 2009 Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.SEJ Publication Types:Topics on the Beat:
More than 4 of every 10 US lakes are in only fair or poor condition, according to EPA's first national assessment using consistent criteria.
Seasoned journalist Susan Feathers plays the hand of a grand jury report — 10 years later.SEJ Publication Types:
Stormwater runoff from construction sites is a significant source of soil and sediment runoff. The new rule addresses building construction, as well as heavy and civil engineering construction