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Region 1: EPA New England

New England Combustion Units: Incinerators, Industrial Boilers and Furnaces

Image of an Incinerator Plant  Click for a larger version.Combustion units (incinerators, industrial boilers and furnaces) are used to reduce the volume of a particular waste, whether it be municipal waste, hospital waste, or other types of combustible wastes. This web page will explain what kinds of incinerators are regulated in New England, where they are located, the types of pollutants they emit into the air, the regulations that control them, and the health effects of the emitted pollutants.


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