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Skip Pollution Sensors Where Public Can’t Go, Industry Says

Jan. 15, 2019, 8:24 PM

Petroleum refineries, chemical companies, and iron and steel manufacturers are seeking what they call a practical approach to monitoring air pollution: It should be done only in areas where the public is exposed to it.

That approach sets up a conflict with the American Lung Association, which accuses the industries of wanting to avoid air-quality standards.

The industries argue the Environmental Protection Agency should only require air pollution monitoring where the general public would be exposed under new draft guidance. The EPA has said its draft guidance, released in November, is meant to make it easier for large...

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