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EPA Sets Clean Air Standards for Boilers and Incinerators

23 Feb 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Tags: Clean Air, Administration

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued final standards under the Clean Air Act for boilers and incinerators.

The new safeguards will reduce mercury, lead, and soot pollution, preventing 2,600 to 6,600 deaths, 4,100 heart attacks, and 42,000 asthma attacks annually by 2014. In fact, EPA estimates that the public will save between $10 and $24 in health benefits for every $1 spent to eliminate these pollutants.

Additionally, EPA's new measures will save businesses over $1.8 billion through the implementation of cost-effective pollution reduction equipment.

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