Rubbertown plant wants to increase chemical emissions
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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