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Report Details Cost of Converting Chlor-Alkali Plants to Mercury-Free Processes

8:34 AM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

Environmental group Oceana (Washington) has released a report that identifies five chlorine production facilities as the largest single mercury polluters in their respective states. The report also says the estimated costs of converting the plants to mercury-free processes would be offset by remediation cost reductions. The list Olin’s chlorine plants at Charleston, TN and Augusta, GA; Ashta Chemicals’ unit at Ashtabula, OH; PPG Industries’ facility at Natrium, WV; and Erco Worldwide’s chlorine plant at Port Edwards, WI. The facilities...

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