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Secondary Aluminum Production MACT Proposal -- Fact Sheet
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Emission Standards Division (OAQPS)
EPA Document Number:
Hazardous air pollutants
Metal processing industry
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule to reduce hazardous air pollutants emitted from secondary aluminum production plants. Secondary aluminum plants recover aluminum from scrap such as beverage cans, foundry returns, and dross to make other aluminum products such as alloy ingots, billets, notched bars, shot, hot metals, and hardners. Air toxics are released from operations such as scrap shredding, chip drying, scrap drying/decoating/delacquering, furnace operations (i.e., melting, holding, refining, fluxing, or alloying), and cooling.
This is the fact sheet for this rule.