DEP fines Hoeganaes Corp. for violations
The Department of Environmental Protection has fined
Hoeganaes Corporation $30,000 for numerous air quality violations that
occurred over a two-year period at its ferrous metal powder production
plant in Delaware Township, Northumberland County.
Most of the violations, which began in 2006, were associated
with the company’s insulated particle process and excessive emissions
of methylene chloride, a hazardous air pollutant.
The air pollution control equipment used by Hoeganaes
did not reduce the emissions enough to meet the set limits.
Because it could not achieve compliance, Hoeganaes
shut down the insulated particle process in July 2007.