EPA Cites Pilkington North America For Clean-Air Violations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Pilkington North America Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the company’s glass manufacturing plant in Rossford, Ohio.

EPA said Pilkington modified two glass melting furnaces allowing fuel to be burned in the presence of oxygen rather than normal air. This increased the maximum capacity of the furnaces and increased particulate (ash, dust, soot) emissions.

EPA alleges that Pilkington violated performance standards for new sources of air pollution by failing to comply with notification and testing requirements. In addition, EPA alleges that the modified furnaces have discharged excessive particulate emissions into the atmosphere.

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Date: 8 December 2005
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