TITLE

U.S. EPA toughens smog standards

AUTHOR(S)
Geiselman, Bruce
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Waste News;12/22/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 17, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Stephen Johnson revised the ozone standard for the first time in more than a decade. While Johnson characterized the standard as the most stringent in U.S. history, environmentalists pointed out the standard fell short of recommendations from a scientific committee advising the EPA. The change imposes a new eight-hour limit on ozone of 75 parts per billion (ppb), as compared with the existing limit of 80 ppb.
ACCESSION #
36109837

 

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