At 12 million pounds per year, hydrogen sulfide is one of North Carolina's most common toxic air pollutants. Not only does it smell bad, it's a powerful neurotoxin.
On November 5th, 2003 in Enka, the NC Environmental Management Commission will present regulations which would reduce emissions of hydrogen sulfide by 98%. But industry lobbyists are working hard to prevent the reductions and to get an exemption for pulp and paper mills.
Environmental Management Commission simply must
act on the recommendations of its scientists and
ignore the siren song of the industry lobby.
Comments may be sent to:
Thomas C. Allen
Dec. 15, 2003: BREDL additional comments on NC DAQ rulemaking for Hydrogen Sulfide limits.
Oct. 20, 2003: Factsheet: Hydrogen Sulfide - The Human Health Effect of a Toxic Pollutant.