New Jersey Glass Manufacturer To Install State-of-the-Art Emissions Controls To Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON – Under a settlement announced today by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. has agreed to install emissions controls on its three glass furnaces that will reduce more than 173 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 23 tons of particulate matter (PM) per year.

Emissions of these pollutants can cause serious respiratory illnesses, aggravate asthma and contribute to the formation of ground level ozone or smog. Durand also installed monitoring systems that will allow it to continuously measure its NOx emissions, and agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.

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