DEQ Enforcement Meeting with LWEC

front page pic
DUST CONTROL–Blue tarps were used at Warden in an effort to control fugitive dust that has been reported as a hazard to the Department of Environmental Quality by area citizens.


by Barry Drue
Negotiations for resolution of an emissions violation and ultimately, a Renewable Operating Permit, between the Department of Environmental Quality and the L’Anse Warden Electric Co. (LWEC) will continue shortly in Lansing with an Enforcement Meeting that has been scheduled. The L’Anse biomass electric generator remains officially out of compliance with its permitted emissions, based on hydrogen chloride emissions beyond the permit
level. A stack test in September, 2015, revealed the excessive HCl emissions. Warden CEO Steve Walsh notified DEQ that a test conducted in early November showed the plant met permitted levels of HCl emissions. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.