EPA Reaches agreement with Superior Aluminum Alloys

Company agrees to install equipment to cut down emissions.

September 22, 2004

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Superior Aluminum Alloys LLC on alleged violations of hazardous air pollutant regulations at the company's secondary aluminum production plant in New Haven, Ind.

 

EPA assessed a $65,000 penalty, and the company agreed to complete a $34,000 environmental project.

 

"Superior has agreed to install equipment that will cut ozone-forming nitrogen oxide emissions from one of its furnaces by as much as 50 percent," said Acting Regional Administrator Bharat Mathur. "We're pleased because this project does more than the law requires."

 

The agreement resolves an EPA administrative complaint filed this past December, alleging that Superior released almost three times more dioxins and furans from its thermal chip dryer than are allowed