The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the combustion of municipal solid waste "may reasonably be anticipated to contribute to the endangerment of public health and welfare." The agency has, therefore, published an "advance notice of EPA's intent to propose regulation of municipal waste combustor [air] emissions..." under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. The advance notice appears in the FEDERAL REGISTER July 7, 1987, pgs. 25399-25408.
The advance notice contains much detail that citizens can use. For example, pgs. 25399 through 25340 list 26
separate government publications related to air pollution and potential health problems associated with
burning municipal waste. waste.
--Peter Montague, Ph.D.
Descriptor terms: mass burn; incineration; msw; epa; regulations;