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2 1 Opportunity to Protect Public Health We know the ProblemWe know the Problem We have the ScienceWe have the Science We know the SourcesWe know the Sources We have the SolutionsWe have the Solutions

3 2 The Problem Pollutant - H 2 S Rotten Egg SmellRotten Egg Smell Not only a nuisance, but H 2 S has known health effectsNot only a nuisance, but H 2 S has known health effects Eye pain and irritationEye pain and irritation Wheezing and coughingWheezing and coughing Exacerbates asthmaExacerbates asthma

4 3 The Science 56 ug/m 3 1-hr; 33 ug/m 3 24-hr Scientific Advisory BoardScientific Advisory Board Reflect the most current scientific knowledge availableReflect the most current scientific knowledge available Open, Credible, Well- Publicized ProcessOpen, Credible, Well- Publicized Process Industry had every opportunity to participateIndustry had every opportunity to participate NC Division of Public HealthNC Division of Public Health analysis supports SAB recommendationsanalysis supports SAB recommendations

5 4 The Sources Industrial H 2 S emissionIndustrial H 2 S emission Large radius of exposureLarge radius of exposure PCS + WeyerhaeuserPCS + Weyerhaeuser More than 50,000 people at risk of eye pain More than 50,000 people at risk of eye pain More than 8,000 asthmaticsMore than 8,000 asthmatics Other sources of H 2 SOther sources of H 2 S

6 5 The Solutions Technologies readily available to protect public health, economicallyTechnologies readily available to protect public health, economically Other states already have tighter standardsOther states already have tighter standards

7 6 Recommendations This committee has an opportunity and responsibility to protect the health of NC citizensThis committee has an opportunity and responsibility to protect the health of NC citizens Accept science-based recommendations from two state agenciesAccept science-based recommendations from two state agencies Pass the proposed standard today or at March meetingPass the proposed standard today or at March meeting


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