EPA orders LaFarge to add $170 million in air-pollution control equipment
January 28, 2010
The EPA has ordered LaFarge North America
to install $170 million in new air-pollution control equipment
at its operating facilities in the US, including their plant at Buffalo, Iowa (just outside Davenport)
. The EPA targeted LaFarge's emissions of nitrous oxide and sulfur dioxide, and in addition to the requirements for new equipment, imposed a $5 million civil penalty against the company, of which Iowa will receive $135,000.
Tools for monitoring air pollution
: We offer fixed-point gas detectors for sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide
, as well as ambient air-quality monitors for sulfur dioxide
and other contaminants, both as part of our commitment to supplying a wide range of pollution-control equipment and instruments to communities and industries in Iowa and Nebraska.
last revised January 2010