Aluminum is committed to operating with the safest and most productive procedures
possible. Testing has verified that the facility is operating well within
state and federal regulations. Independent studies have proven that no health
hazards are associated with any of our processes, most recently independent
testing conducted by South Lyon Schools located in the vicinity of the plant.
Maybe that's because Continental has the most advanced equipment in the country. More than $1 million has been invested for an improved furnace emission control system and redesigning the plant's processing system.
Working with the Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality (MDEQ) we modified our permit that addresses emissions monitoring.
This ensures that air emissions are adequately and consistently monitored.
In some instances, the changes we've instituted have gone well beyond
state and federal air quality standard requirements.We
use two types of continuous monitors. Each baghouse stack is equipped
with a bag leak detector, an effective means of monitoring emissions of