September 13, 2022
DALLAS, TEXAS (September 13, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to reducing health risks toxic air pollution and is working to update and strengthen Clean Air Act standards for commercial sterilizers to achieve that goal. As part of that process, EPA is reaching out to communities facing the highest risks from certain commercial sterilizer facilities; state, Territory, and local governments; other interested parties; and industry to share information and hear input on protecting health and reducing toxic emissions.
EPA will share EtO emissions and risk information impacting Athens, Texas. EPA aims to improve public understanding of the risk; help the community and the industry reduce risk from EtO in the near-term; and hear input as EPA continues to develop regulations to reduce air pollution from commercial sterilizers.
An upcoming meeting for Athens will be held on:
- Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 PM
- Trinity Valley Community College
410 Dean Street 3rd Floor, Athens, TX 75751
For more detailed information visit https://www.epa.gov/hazardous-air-pollutants-ethylene-oxide/forms/athens-texas-steri-tech-inc or contact us at [email protected].
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