Company Works to Reduce Lead Emissions

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Friday, February 16 2007 Feb 16, 2007 Friday, February 16, 2007 8:17:50 PM CST February 16, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri and The Doe Run Company say they have agreed on a plan to reduce emissions from the nation's only primary lead smelter in Herculaneum. The state is under orders from the federal government to develop a revised plan by April to achieve acceptable air quality in the eastern Missouri town. Missouri environmental officials will make the revised plan available for public comment by Sunday, and will host a public hearing on the plan at 7 p.m. March 20 at Herculaneum High School. The company says it is committed to environmental stewardship. The plan includes greater controls on processes, the collection of air at various plant locations, and installation of improved air-filtering technology. Nagging lead emission problems prompted Doe Run, beginning in 2002, to buy out more than 100 nearby residential properties.

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