Pollution in PA
The air we breathe in the United States is
polluted with nearly 200 million tons of toxic emissions each
year. Pollution is created by different sources, but 90 percent
of it originates with people...
Yard and Clean Air
Emissions from lawn and garden equipment like
lawnmowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, string trimmers and other
gasoline-powered outdoor equipment are a significant source of
From Paper Mills
Paper mills can at times produce very unpleasant
smells. The distinctive odor of sulfur, similar to rotten eggs,
is characteristic of many industrial processes, including the
kraft pulp mill process used in the manufacture of paper...
Cars, Trucks and Fuels
Vehicles and Health
Diesel engine exhaust contains harmful pollutants
in a complex mixture of gases and particulates...
Car and Clean Air
Vehicle emissions contribute to health and
environmental problems such as urban smog, air toxics, and global
warming. Individual driving habits make a big difference in the
amount of pollution a car produces.
II Vapory Recovery Systems
A system designed to capture gasoline vapors that would otherwise
escape into the atmosphere as vehicles are refueled.
Portable Fuel Containers (Gas Cans)
Portable Fuel Containers (PFCs), commonly
known as "gas cans," are containers with a capacity
of 10 gallons or less, intended for reuse, and are used primarily
for receiving, transporting, storing and dispensing fuel.
Asbestos is a generic term used to describe
a variety of natural mineral fibers. From the early 1930s until
the 1970s, manufacturers used asbestos to strengthen products
and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance...
Program for Contractors Working in Pa.
Pennsylvania's asbestos program includes federal
and state regulations to help protect the public from exposure
to large amounts of airborne asbestos...
Emission Monitoring Systems
At the workshops, our compliance and continuous emission monitoring
staff from Harrisburg and your regional DEP office present a variety
of information about CEMS...
Regional and District Air Offices
The Department of Environmental Protection has six regional offices
and 17 district offices throughout the Commonwealth. These offices
provide a number of services and are a source of information for
citizens and industries.