TO: ORANGETOWN COMMUNITY
FROM: ANDY STEWART, SUPERVISOR
SUBJECT: ALUF UPDATE
DATE: OCTOBER 11, 2017
While some progress has been made addressing Aluf’s operations, we are still receiving complaints from area residents. We understand the immense frustration about this and ask that residents continue emailing when an odor is detected so inspectors can be sent out and an accurate record is kept as we continue to work towards eliminating odors from Aluf and possibly other sources near Aluf. Our attorneys have requested from DEC, “Any and all records relating to air pollutant emissions, potential air pollutant emissions, or odor emissions, from the below-listed businesses, including, but not limited to, permits, permit applications, notices of violation, emissions/monitoring reports, emissions testing reports, material safety data sheets, and records of inspections, dated on or after May 30, 2014:
• Avery Dennison Corp., 524 Route 303, Orangeburg, NY 10962.
• Instrumentation Laboratory, 526 Route 303, Orangeburg, NY 10962.
• Iron Mountain, 7 Glenshaw St., Orangeburg, NY 10962.
• Dynarex Corporation, 10 Glenshaw St., Orangeburg, NY 10962.
• Praxair, 560 Route 303, Orangeburg, NY 10962.”
DEC Says All Repairs Will Be Completed by November 10:
DEC has continued to monitor Aluf’s compliance with the terms of the Consent Order. Required upgrades to the plant’s ventilation system have been made and more are expected in the coming weeks. According to DEC, equipment will be lifted to the roof and work will commence to install various components over the course of the next week to ten days. Carbon filter housings and blowers serving the repro area are to be delivered October 25, 2017; installation will take about ten days to complete. Accordingly, DEC anticipates a firm completion date of not later than November 10, 2017.
Stack testing required by DEC has been completed, and the report is posted to our website. In addition, the Town’s consultant, TRC Solutions, has been working over the past several weeks to collect air samples. Both DEC and TRC are sharing their data with each other and the Town.
And just this past week, our Code Enforcement Officer filed violation charges with Orangetown Justice Court against Aluf for violations of Orangetown Zoning Code and the Orangetown Zoning Board of Appeals decision of May 11, 2017 (expiration of the eight-week Time Limitation Condition). Aluf is scheduled to appear in court November 16, 2017.