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State: Proposed deal with company would reduce air pollution


Added 09-15-19 10:03:01am EST - “State and federal authorities say an Alabama chemical plant has been emitting sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid mist into the atmosphere.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “State: Proposed deal with company would reduce air pollution”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - State and federal authorities say an Alabama chemical plant has been emitting sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid mist into the atmosphere.

A complaint filed in federal court accuses Nouryon Functional Chemicals of polluting the air from its sulfuric acid plant in the Axis community, north of Mobile.

The EPA said in a statement that the company did a major modification of its sulfuric acid unit without obtaining the proper permits or installing required technology, among other things.

The EPA and the state are proposing a settlement with the company. The EPA says the proposed consent decree would substantially reduce chemical emissions and improve the air quality in communities near the plant.

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