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PUBLIC HEARING - VISKASE PERMIT

6:00 PM - THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 18, 2010

LOUDON COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX - MEETING ROOM

101 MULBERRY ST, LOUDON, TN

 

PRESS RELEASE -

The Viskase Corporation has recently applied for a construction permit from the State of Tennessee to expand its Loudon manufacturing facility. 

The company makes cellulosic casings that are used in processing and packaging hot dogs, sausage and other such meats. 

According to the permit application, the plant expansion will add new equipment and modify existing equipment to

(1) increase production capacity and

(2) increase the efficiency of existing equipment and (3) maintain compliance with federal emission control standards. 

The company expects the expansion to result in about 50 new jobs. 

The expansion is, however, expected to result in an increase of the following emissions:

            Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 

            Carbon Disulfide (CS2)

                    Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)

                    Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

                    Hydrogen Chloride (HCI)

Even with the requested increases, emissions are expected to remain under the allowable levels specified in the permit application. 

It is important to note that, although emission levels are not expected to exceed “permitted” (allowable) limits after the expansion,

emissions will increase from current levels – some of them significantly. 

This is because Viskase’s current legally “allowable” emissions (set by the state of Tennessee) are considerably higher than its “actual” emissions

(what comes out of its stacks). 

The planned increases raise concerns about the impact on Loudon County air quality, especially since the county is one of comparatively few counties

in the U. S. that is currently not in compliance with two federally mandated air-quality standards. You are urged to attend this meeting. 

 

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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA - TRI)

The Toxics Release Inventory Program compiles the TRI data on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities and makes it available through data files and database tools. The goal of the Toxics Release Inventory program is to provide communities with information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities and to support informed decision making at all levels by industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
 

Enter your zip code for a report of TRI chemical releases in your neighborhood.

Most Loudon polluters are located in the following zip codes: 37774 (Loudon) and 37771 (Lenoir City) and 37742 (Greenback)

Measurements are in pounds

Data source: Release Year 2009 Preliminary data set frozen on September 22, 2010 and released to the public in September 2010

Row # Facility TRIF ID Total On-site Disposal or Other Releases Total Off-site Disposal or Other Releases Total On- and Off-site Disposal or Other Releases
      Display details on On-site Disposal to Class I Wells RCRA C Landfills and Other Landfills   Display details on Other On-site Disposal or Other Releases Display details on Off-site Disposal to U.I. Wells RCRA C Landfills and Other Landfills   Display details on Other Off-site Disposal or Other Releases  
 
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1
ALERIS RECYCLING INC. 388 WILLIAMSON DR, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
37774MTLRSBLAIR 8,204 353,193 361,397
 
      ALUMINUM (FUME OR DUST) (331 Primary Metals)
37774MTLRSBLAIR 8,204 352,975 361,179
 
      DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS (331 Primary Metals)
37774MTLRSBLAIR ** ** **
 
      LEAD (331 Primary Metals)
37774MTLRSBLAIR 0 218 218
2
ASTEC UNDERGROUND INC. 9600 CORPORATE PARK DR, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
3777WSTCND96CRP 54 34 88
 
      MANGANESE (333 Machinery)
3777WSTCND96CRP 54 34 88
3
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP LOUDON MILL. 5600 KIMBERLY WAY, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
37774KMBRL5600K 210,825 0 210,825
 
      AMMONIA (322 Paper)
37774KMBRL5600K 27,925 0 27,925
 
      NITRATE COMPOUNDS (322 Paper)
37774KMBRL5600K 182,900 0 182,900
4
MALIBU BOATS LLC. 5075 KIMBERLY WAY, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
37774MLBBTHIGHL 100,429 0 100,429
 
      STYRENE (336 Transportation Equipment)
37774MLBBTHIGHL 100,429 0 100,429
5
TATE & LYLE LOUDON. 198 BLAIR BEND DR, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
37774STLYMROUTE 264,012 2,543 266,555
 
      ACETALDEHYDE (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 71,590 . 71,590
 
      AMMONIA (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 14,365 . 14,365
 
      BENZENE (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 210 0 210
 
      CYCLOHEXANE (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 50 0 50
 
      DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE ** ** **
 
      FORMIC ACID (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 11,405 . 11,405
 
      HYDROCHLORIC ACID (1995 AND AFTER "ACID AEROSOLS" ONLY) (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 83,220 0 83,220
 
      HYDROGEN FLUORIDE (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 34,435 0 34,435
 
      LEAD COMPOUNDS (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 69 2,505 2,574
 
      MERCURY COMPOUNDS (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 1 38 39
 
      METHANOL (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 7,265 . 7,265
 
      N-HEXANE (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 227 0 227
 
      NITRATE COMPOUNDS (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 93 . 93
 
      SULFURIC ACID (1994 AND AFTER "ACID AEROSOLS" ONLY) (311/312 Food/Beverages/Tobacco)
37774STLYMROUTE 41,082 0 41,082
6
VISKASE CORP. 106 BLAIR BEND DR, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
37774VSKSCEASTL 1,897,168 445 1,897,613
 
      CARBON DISULFIDE (326 Plastics and Rubber)
37774VSKSCEASTL 1,865,000 . 1,865,000
 
      HYDROCHLORIC ACID (1995 AND AFTER "ACID AEROSOLS" ONLY) (326 Plastics and Rubber)
37774VSKSCEASTL 32,000 0 32,000
 
      LEAD COMPOUNDS (326 Plastics and Rubber)
37774VSKSCEASTL 168 445 613
7
VYTRON CORP. 1000 VYTRON RD, LOUDON, Tennessee 37774 (LOUDON)
37774VYTRNPOBOX 0 5 5
 
      DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE (326 Plastics and Rubber)
37774VYTRNPOBOX 0 5 5
  Total 7 2,480,693 356,220 2,836,912

 

Carbon disulfide

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Health Hazard Information

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