Glass Manufacturer to Install Emissions Controls to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
In a settlement with Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Durand Glass Manufacturing Co. Inc., Millville, N.J., has agreed to install emissions controls on its three glass furnaces.
In its complaint, EPA alleged that Durand constructed a new glass melting furnace at its facility in Millville, N.J., resulting in increased emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter, without first obtaining pre-construction permits or installing the required pollution-control equipment.
The controls being installed will reduce more than 173 tons of NOX and 23 tons of particulate matter per year. Durand also will install monitoring systems that will allow it to continuously measure its NOX emissions.
The company also agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.