What does the EPA monitor in the manufacturing industry?

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) monitors various pollutants in the manufacturing industry, including:

  • Air emissions (e.g. nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter)
  • Water discharges (e.g. chemicals, heavy metals, organic matter)
  • Hazardous waste management and disposal practices
  • Use of ozone-depleting substances
  • Release of toxic chemicals (e.g. under the Toxic Release Inventory program)

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