DEC: Orangeburg plastic company has 60 days to treat foul odor
The Aluf Plastics Company in Orangeburg has 60 days to follow the guidelines for removing the foul smells coming from its facility, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Residents and plant workers packed the Orangetown Town Hall last March for a meeting on whether to revoke the facility’s permit after two years of requests for a solution to the odor went unheard.
The zoning board of appeals called the meeting to go over a report from the town's building inspector that found the plastics company to be violating performance standards.
The DEC has since determined that the plastic company must commit to guidelines that require the installation of new equipment that will eliminate the smell.
Town Supervisor Chris Day says the move is a win for the community.
"It's gotten worse and worse as time is going on,” he says. “So to know the town and the DEC were able to fix the problem and get it, has to be a great feeling for people. And I think being able just to enjoy the open air around the neighborhood will be really wonderful."