Anchor Glass cited for clean air violations

Anchor Glass Container Corp. has been cited by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 for alleged clean-air violations at its container glass manufacturing plant in Lawrenceburg, Indian…

Anchor Glass Container Corp. has been cited by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 for alleged clean-air violations at its container glass manufacturing plant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. EPA proposed a fine of USD 96,901. EPA alleges that Anchor Glass failed to use its baghouses to control emissions of particulates (dust, smoke, ash) at the plant as required by the company“s state operating permit. EPA also alleges that the company failed to comply with a number of other requirements in its state operating permit. The alleged violations were revealed during a November 2004 inspection by EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Anchor Glass has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer and request a hearing. The company may request an informal conference with EPA at any time to discuss resolving the allegations. Children, the elderly and people with heart and lung diseases are the most affected from inhaling high concentrations of particulates.