EPA announces changes to water pollution standards for slaughterhousesThe EPA was sued in federal court by several organisations after it failed...EPA announces changes to water pollution standards for slaughterhouses
The EPA was sued in federal court by several organisations after it failed to update federal water standards for slaughterhouses during the Trump administration, but now it has agreed to change the regulations.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will update water pollution control standards for the slaughterhouse industry following a December 2019 lawsuit from community and conservation organisations.
The agency has announced that it will initiate a rulemaking process to reduce pollution from three industries: meat and poultry processing plants, which include slaughterhouses; metal finishing businesses; and manufacturers of organic chemicals that discharge polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
“It’s a great first step that EPA has decided to finally modernize the standards for meat and poultry plants across the country, which had not been updated since at least 2004,” said Sylvia Lam, Attorney for the Environmental Integrity Project.
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