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Originally posted by folkinguitarist
The SCR equipment reduced the NOx emissions but also created bluish plumes (sulfur trioxide) that touched down in Cheshire and caused considerable community upset.
AEP’s construction program will continue in 2008 as the company moves forward with work already in progress to install emissions reduction equipment at three additional plants. AEP is installing scrubbers on three generating units at Amos Plant in St. Albans, W.Va.
chemical odor and hazy cloud that moved across the Kanawha Valley Friday afternoon appears to have come from a combination of coal-fired power plant emissions, state Department of Environmental Protection investigators believe.
What is hexachlorocyclopentadiene?
HCCPD is a manufactured chemical that does not occur naturally. It is a light, lemon-yellow liquid that has a sharp musty odor. It easily evaporates into the air; the vapor looks like a blue haze.
HCCPD is used in the manufacture of certain pesticides. Most of the HCCPD in the environment results from releases during its production and disposal. It is also used to make flame retardants, resins that won't burn, shock-proof plastics, esters, ketones, fluorocarbons, and dyes.
INSTITUTE -- The odor complaints from the Bayer Plant in Institute appear to be continuing. The latest was this week, but state inspectors at the plant on Wednesday found no source for that odor or the reported blue haze.
Chemical odors in the Kanawha Valley are nothing new, but in the last couple of months the stinch seems to be more potent than usual coming from the Bayer Plant in Institute.