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Consent Order Yields P2

Organization(s) Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Bunzl Extrusion of Northborough, MA, produces extruded medical tubing. The company used the lubricating solvent isopropyl alcohol in its cutting and packaging operations, thereby producing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). DEP discovered that the facility was emitting VOCs in excess of 10 tons per year without a permit.

Under a consent agreement with DEP and a plan approval from the Agency, Bunzl incorporated policies restricting the use of isopropyl alcohol into its ISO 14001 program to reduce and control emissions. The plan included new technology (a new "chiller") and employee incentives that reduced actual solvent emissions from 10 tons per year in 2001 to approximately 4 tons this year.

Project Contact
Name Patricia Arp
Phone 508-792-7650 ext. 2271
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Multimedia Inspections & Permitting
Industrial Sectors Metal Fabrication
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 3, Fall 2003


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