Historic ‘mercury and air toxics standards’ meet 20-year old requirement to cut dangerous smokestack emissions
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. These are the first national standards. All to protect American families. Especially from power plant emissions.
Especially of mercury and toxic standards on air pollution. For example, arsenic, acid gas, and nickel. That’s as well as selenium, and cyanide. The standards will also slash emissions of these dangerous pollutants. All by relying on available pollution controls. Those that are already in use. Moreover at more than half of the nation’s coal-fired power plants.
In addition, EPA estimates that the new safeguards will prevent as many as 11,000 premature deaths. In addition reduce 4,700 heart attacks a year. The standards also helps America’s children. Because then they will grow up healthier. Thereby preventing 130,000 cases of childhood asthma symptoms. As well as about 6,300 fewer cases of acute bronchitis.
That’s consequently among children each year.