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General Iron Agrees to Controls to Comply With Ozone Rules (1)

Aug. 26, 2019, 7:37 PMUpdated: Aug. 27, 2019, 12:53 PM

Chicago-based General Iron Industries Inc. has resolved alleged federal Clean Air Act violations by installing a pollutant-smashing technology at its scrap-metals facility.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the company on Aug. 26 announced agreement on an administrative consent order formally resolving the allegations.

General Iron, a metal scrap shredding and recycling facility, installed and is operating a regenerative thermal oxidizer. The equipment, the first installed in the Midwest, reduces volatile organic compound emissions, which contribute to the formation of ozone. Under the order the company must demonstrate it is using the equipment effectively.

The company said the equipment...

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