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DER FINES BUCKS COUNTY FIRM $200,000 FOR AIR POLLUTION

 DER FINES BUCKS COUNTY FIRM $200,000 FOR AIR POLLUTION
 CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of


Environmental Resources (DER) has fined a Bucks County firm $200,000 for failing to comply with Pennsylvania's Air Pollution Control Act, DER Regional Director Leon T. Gonshor announced today.
 The Dunmore Corp. of Newtown Township, which laminates plastic films, fabrics and other items, agreed to pay the fine for failure to obtain DER approval for installing a new coating lines and failure to install pollution control equipment.
 Also, when the company did install emission control equipment, the company failed to obtain the necessary plan approval or operating permit.
 The company is currently operating under a temporary operating permit until stack tests are performed and the results show the equipment meets DER's air quality standards.
 Materials used in the coating press are a source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs react with sunlight to form ground-level ozone, a pollutant that can cause respiratory problems, particularly in children and older people.
 "Pennsylvania law requires Dunmore to control emissions and the company violated that law," Gonshor said. Enforcement of the Air Pollution Control Act includes the recovery of monetary civil penalties to support DER's efforts to improve the quality of the air we breathe."
 The penalties will be paid to the Clean Air Fund, which supports DER's air quality monitoring and enforcement efforts.
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 /CONTACT: Barb Sherf of the DER, 215-832-6027/ CO: Department of Environmental Resources ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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