Cleaning Up Industrial Boilers
Regional Office / Program
More than 200,000 industrial boilers and incinerators pollute the air and endanger the public all over the country, emitting massive quantities of mercury, lead and many other toxic pollutants, yet most are essentially unregulated. Their toxic pollution is known to cause cancer, birth defects, neurological and developmental disorders, heart attacks, and death, among other documented health problems.
Industrial boilers provide heat and electricity to major industrial facilities like chemical plants and oil refineries.
Case page created on October 26, 2006.