For state and local governments, the most common example of air emissions testing involves stack emissions from industry. Sampling stack emissions requires specialized sampling equipment to be placed inside the stack by qualified personnel and then tested using the appropriate test for the suspected contaminants.
Incineration has long-been a preferred method for disposing of industrial waste and chemical stockpiles. Unfortunately, new evidence suggests that “thermal destruction” isn’t as effective as once thought. Soil, ash, groundwater, and air samples taken from incinerator sites and surrounding neighborhoods have shown elevated levels of PFAS. The EPA plans to issue updated guidance on destruction and disposal methods by fall of 2023. In the meantime, the agency is also considering listing certain PFAS as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.
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