Stationary sources of airborne lead: A comparison of emissions data for southern california

Allison R. Harris, Brian J. Fifarek, Cliff I. Davidson, Rebecca Lankey Blackmon

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Abstract

Estimates for the air releases of lead from stationary point sources are considered for the South Coast Air Basin of California. We have examined four databases published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Our analysis indicates that none of the databases includes every emitting facility in the South Coast Air Basin of California and that other discrepancies among the databases exist. Additionally, the data have been analyzed for temporal variation, and some of the California Air Resources Board data are not current. The South Coast Air Quality Management District inventory covers 12 times more facilities in 2001 than in 1996. From this analysis, we conclude that all four of the databases would beneflt by sharing data, increasing transparency, analyzing uncertainty, and standardizing emission estimation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-517
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Air and Waste Management Association
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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