The Jefferson Twp. plant, owned by Clean Water Ltd., is under review again by the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) for violating a 2007 consent decree requiring the plant to limit the materials it accepts for processing, reports the Dayton Daily News.
The plant accepted the task of recycling 58,060 gallons of refinery oil, which included high levels of smelly hydrogen sulfide in February – causing an increase in complaints from locals. Company officials claim processing improvements are being made to reduce further nuisance. However, the RAPCA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be looking over the plant’s processes.
"Either [earlier] measures weren’t followed or they weren’t good enough," RAPCA Administrator John Paul told the Dayton Daily News. "They are to tell us how they’re to correct the problem. We’re not satisfied with the progress they’ve made to date."
Locals in the area have complained in the past of strong odors and fumes causing nausea, headaches, dizziness and breathing problems. Residents can invest in an IQAir GC MultiGas home air purifier to address the hazardous smells and toxins and improve health by reducing exposure to harmful substances.