Oxy Vinyls Settlement
(Washington, D.C. - June 8, 2006) Citizens in areas of Texas, Kentucky and New Jersey will experience reduced exposure to the known human carcinogen vinyl chloride under a settlement announced today between Oxy Vinyls, LP (Oxy Vinyls) and the United States, the Louisville Metropolitan Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD), and the State of New Jersey.
Under the agreement, Oxy Vinyls, headquartered in Dallas, will significantly reduce vinyl chloride emissions at its plants in Pasadena, Texas; Louisville, Ky.; and Pedricktown, N.J., and the requirements associated with these reductions will become part of Oxy Vinyls' permits. Oxy Vinyls has agreed to perform three environmental projects at an estimated cost of $1,224,000 that are expected to permanently decrease emissions of vinyl chloride by approximately 40,000 pounds per year within five years. Oxy Vinyls is North America's largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin supplier and the third largest PVC supplier worldwide.
- Press Release (6/08/06)
For more information, contact:
Special Litigation & Projects Division
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW MC 2243A
Washington, DC 20460