CHARLESTON, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A corporation in South Carolina that operates a secondary aluminum production facility is alleged to have violated federal emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants.
United States of America, acting at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, filed a complaint on Sept. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina against JW Aluminum Co. alleging that the defendant violated the Clean Air Act (CAA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant's holding furnaces located at its Mount Holly facility "are not equipped with add-on air pollution control devices" or "equipment installed on a process vent that reduces the quantity of a pollutant that is emitted to the air."
The plaintiffs holds JW Aluminum Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to conduct timely and adequate performance testing for holding and melting furnaces and failed to properly label melting furnaces, holding furnaces and in-line fluxers.
The plaintiff seeks an order to pay civil penalties, order the defendant to maintain and demonstrate compliance with the CAA, along with costs, fees, and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. It is represented by Ellen M. Mahan at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Beth Drake and by Assisant U.S. Attorney Brook B. Andrews in Columbia, South Carolina.
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina case number 2:17-cv-02490-DCN