EPA cites county waste board
Chicago, IL— U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Region 5 has cited the Barron County Solid Waste
Management Board for alleged clean-air violations at the Barron
County Waste-to-Energy Facility in Almena, Wisconsin.
EPA alleges that two Barron County
waste- and refuse-fired municipal incinerators emitted excessive
amounts of hydrochloric acid and particulates (smoke, dust, ash)
during stack tests completed on May 3rd and 4th of this year.
These are preliminary findings
of violations. To resolve them, EPA may issue a compliance order,
assess an administrative penalty or bring suit against the company.
Barron County has 30 days from receipt of the notices to meet
with EPA to discuss resolving the allegations.
Hydrochloric acid is corrosive
to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes.