Denka defends emissions compliance at Louisiana facility

May 7, 2021
Denka Performance Elastomer (DPE), which produces chloroprene rubber, is defending the emissions performance of a facility it owns in Louisiana in response to a petition from civil rights groups asking EPA to require the company to cut emissions of two air toxics that the organizations say are harming nearby communities. The groups, representing the majority Black community of St. John the Baptist Parish, on May 6 petitioned EPA to use emergency Clean Air Act powers to “abate the imminent and...

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