Company to Reduce Hazardous Emissions from Mississippi Facility
Gulf Chemicals and Vinyls, LLC (Georgia Gulf) will perform corrective
measures to prevent the discharge of up to 12,000 pounds of vinyl
chloride per year from entering an unlined surface impoundment at its
Aberdeen, Miss., polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing facility, EPA
and and the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality announced.
Under the agreement reached with federal officials, the Atlana,
Ga.-based company will implement several standard operating procedures
to ensure compliance with RCRA and the Clean Air Act. Further, Georgia
Gulf also agreed to comply with specific Clean Water Act and Emergency
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act requirements.
Georgia Gulf will pay a civil penalty of $610,000 to be split evenly
between the federal government and Mississippi. Georgia Gulf also
agreed to perform corrective measures at an estimated cost of
$2,900,000, including installation of an air stripper to reduce
volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by removing vinyl chloride from