Mercury IMERC Solid
Waste Site
ERP About
About Links Publications Workgroups
site map    member login
Pollution Prevention & Sustainability P2Rx Info Resources Activities Details

Send us your feedback!
Activities Database Home Browse or Search Project Detail  

Inspections Expose Air Quality Violations

Organization(s) Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Inspections by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), with support from the EPA, recently targeted tanker trucks and five bulk petroleum storage facilities in Chelsea, Revere, East Boston, and Everett for inspections of air pollution control equipment.

DEP found violations on 92 of the 226 tanker trucks inspected at the 5 facilities, and, of the 92 trucks cited, DEP found significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the form of vapors leaking from 29 trucks due to inadequate or faulty seals. Trucks found to have leaking components were not allowed to exit the facility, but had their cargo of gasoline off-loaded and were not allowed to re-load until the appropriate repairs were made.

DEP estimates that the leaking tanker trucks would have released approximately 232 tons of VOCs over a year’s time if the leaks had not been detected. VOCs are hydrocarbons - the main ingredients in gasoline and solvents, along with nitrogen oxides. Reducing hydrocarbons, by targeting VOCs and other sources, is seen as a way to prevent the production of excessive ground level ozone.

Project Contact
Name Joseph Lambert
Phone 617-574-6875
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 15 No. 1, Winter 2005 [PDF]


Log In to enable links
Edit This Activity Add New Activity Delete This Activity





NEWMOA is a member of the P2Rx™, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), ESRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), Zero Waste Network (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), and PPRC (Northwest).

The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) - A National Network of Regional  Information Centers



Last Modified 09/08/2009

Home  |  Pollution Prevention  |  Mercury  |  IMERC  |  Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste  |  Waste Site Cleanup  |  About NEWMOA  |  NEWMOA Members

Copyright 2018 NEWMOA, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
89 South Street, Suite 600; Boston, MA 02111-2651;
ph (617) 367-8558
TDD/TTY (857) 265-3934
All Rights Reserved
Comments contact: .