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Settlement with S.H. Bell requires manganese emission safeguards at plant in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, Ohio
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Settlement with S.H. Bell requires manganese emission safeguards at plant in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, Ohio

PHILADELPHIA, PA — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a proposed consent decree with S.H. Bell Company requiring the company to monitor and take measures to reduce manganese emissions from its 92-acre plant that spans the Pennsylvania-Ohio border in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, […]

High Manganese levels in kids in East Liverpool linked to lower IQ
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High Manganese levels in kids in East Liverpool linked to lower IQ

PITTSBURGH, PA — “A new study shows kids with higher levels of the metal manganese in their bodies have lower IQ scores. The study, published in the journal NeuroToxicology, looked at about 100 children between the ages of 7 to 9 in East Liverpool, Ohio. The town is about 40 miles […]

‘Public health hazard’ in Ohio has Chicago community concerned
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‘Public health hazard’ in Ohio has Chicago community concerned

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Nearly 400 miles southeast of Chicago, environmental regulators have spent the past 18 years scrutinizing the quality of air in a small city on the banks of the Ohio River. Since 1999, the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies have monitored air quality at three locations in […]

Eramet Marietta fire extinguished; No injuries reported
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Eramet Marietta fire extinguished; No injuries reported

MARIETTA — “The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says due to the rapid response of fire departments, the fire at Eramet Marietta was brought under control and was extinguished. The exact cause of the fire isn’t known, but the fire was put out about an hour after it broke out, shortly […]

Ohio Senate Bill 310 would allow unchecked authority to the utilities: Jereme Kent
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Ohio Senate Bill 310 would allow unchecked authority to the utilities: Jereme Kent

COLUMBUS — “In 2013, [Senator Bill] Seitz introduced a similar bill, Senate Bill 58. That bill was the second-most-lobbied bill in the Senate last year. It was the subject of testimony over three months and ultimately was defeated. You could have been for or against S.B. 58, but you would […]

Manganese study meeting Thursday will include Marietta information
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Manganese study meeting Thursday will include Marietta information

EAST LIVERPOOL — “My name is Dr. Rosemarie Bowler and I am a neuropsychologist and a faculty member at San Francisco State University (SFSU)… In November of 2011, SFSU received a federal contract from the U.S. EPA to conduct a health study of adults exposed to environmental manganese in East […]

Eramet fears new EPA rule
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Eramet fears new EPA rule

Company official says rules could shut down plant PARKERSBURG, WV — “New emission regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could result in the shutdown of a local ferroalloys plant, a company representative said Tuesday. ‘We don’t want to panic people, but people need to understand what’s going on,’ said […]

Eramet Marietta ordered to pay $75,000 to settle 2005 hazardous waste violation
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Eramet Marietta ordered to pay $75,000 to settle 2005 hazardous waste violation

MARIETTA — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that he had settled  a 2005 hazardous waste case with Eramet Marietta. Eramet has agreed to eliminate potential threats to public health and the environment from its 834 Crystallizer Unit. The company has submitted a hazardous waste closure plan to Ohio […]

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Ohio EPA reveals good news on Valley’s air quality

MARIETTA — “Representatives of Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency had some good news for Washington County and the Parkersburg-Marietta area during a public hearing at the county library Thursday. ‘We’re asking the U.S. EPA to recognize that Washington County has now attained the 1997 federal fine particulate standard, which is a […]

U.S. EPA seeks comment on proposed rule change for ferroalloys
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U.S. EPA seeks comment on proposed rule change for ferroalloys

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. EPA is considering stronger pollution limits on the toxic air pollutants from manganese refinery Eramet Marietta Incorporated and similar sources.  These emissions include manganese, lead, hydrochloric acid, mercury, nickel, arsenic, chromium, and others.  The U.S. EPA has recognized that these pollutants create a high health risk […]