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TATE & LYLE'S

Gerry Schlutetter (blue shirt)

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BY: PAT HUNTER

 

At last month's March 24,2011 Loudon County Air Quality Task Force meeting, Chairman Crosby (AQTF) asked Tate & Lyle's plant manager Gerry Schuletter, to bring us up to speed on what's happening with your scrubber? British owned Tate & Lyle is also known as the former A.E. Staley Loudon plant located in the Blairbend Industrial Park off Hwy 11, near residential subdivisions, town center, senior citizen center, park, and government offices. 

Schluetter gave an oral report, which lasted one minute. He explained that Tate & Lyle had a "28 year old hydrochloric acid scrubber" used for unloading and it needs replacing and that (TDEC) had been given a 30 day permit notice. TDEC is the acronym for the state environmental regulator Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The scrubber will be replaced in April and is better technology according to Schuletter. It's more efficient so it shouldn't be an increase in emissions. It should be a decrease in emissions but he did not state the current level of emissions or the exact decrease of emissions. We are required to report it commented Gerry Schlutetter.

 

Hydrochloric Acid (Hydrogen Chloride) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 

Click to see http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/hydrochl.html

 

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