• May 6, 2021, 14:48 PM

Ethylene Oxide Update #44: May 6, 2021

Ethylene Oxide Update #44

In this update includes:

  • Quarter 1 stack monitoring and fugitive emissions results received by IEPA; Vantage within permitted emission cap

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has updated its website to include the Q1 data related to Vantage’s permit. The results indicate Vantage has released 6.54 pounds (5.94% of permitted annual total) of EtO cumulatively year-to-date, of which 3.47 pounds (5.79% of permitted annual total) were fugitive emissions. Public Act 101-0023 and Vantage’s Construction Permit limit the facility to 110 pounds of emissions annually of which no more than 60 pounds can be fugitive emissions. The submission noted “Vantage Specialties did not have any deviations from the requirements of Construction Permit No, 19100015 during the reporting period”.  The first quarter report is now available on the IEPA website here: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/community-relations/sites/ethylene-oxide/Documents/Vantage%20Const%20Permit%20Q1%202021%20Report.pdf

To keep up to date on Ethylene Oxide in Gurnee, visit www.gurnee.il.us/eto

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