EPA cites municipal power plant for clean air violations

6 June 2006 -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited the city of Wyandotte, Michigan, for alleged clean air violations at its municipal power plant.

EPA alleges the plant failed to comply with emission limits in its state operating permit and in state regulations on opacity, which is the amount of light obscured by particulates such as smoke, dust and ash. The plant was also cited for excessive releases of nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide.

These are preliminary findings of violations. To resolve them, EPA may issue a compliance order, assess an administrative penalty or bring suit against the company. Wyandotte has 30 days from receipt of the notice to meet with EPA to discuss resolving the allegations.

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