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Rubbertown plant wants to increase chemical emissions

(Source: WAVE 3 News)
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Updated: Aug. 24, 2017 at 11:32 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Council approved a resolution aimed at keeping a plant in Rubbertown from modifying emissions standards.

American Synthetic Rubber wants to release a higher amount of 1.3 Butadiene than is currently allowed.

It is a cancer-causing chemical.

Neighbors have been outspoken at several Air Pollution Control Board hearings.

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With a unanimous vote, the city council approved the resolution asking the Board to deny the company's request.

It now heads to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

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