On the level of what a big paper plant spews.
With the comment period on Foxconn's controversial ask for a Lake Michigan diversion closing Wednesday, the DNR has announced the schedule for a hearing on four emission permits sought by the company for its several facilities:
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at:
2320 Renaissance Boulevard
Preliminary approval was granted for the permits Friday, so heads up, Racine County, and people living downwind, and anything in and on Lake Michigan, or the land nearby, as BizTimes reports:
The four facilities, to be built in phases over the next several years, could combine to emit 229 tons per year of nitrogen oxides, 240 tons of carbon monoxide, 52 tons of particulate matter, 4 tons of sulfur dioxide and 275 tons of volatile organic compounds...
There’s only one facility in the state – the Verso Corp. Wisconsin Rapids paper mill – that emits at or above the levels Foxconn is proposing across all five pollutants...
[Kristin Hart, DNR air permit section chief] noted the potential emissions figures are what the company is proposing it be allowed to emit. The figures are often much higher than what a source actually emits, sometimes by as much as 50 percent, she said.A full archive about the project is here.
Remind me if anyone remembers hearing Walker and Foxconn alert anyone that all that tonnage was in the package. I also amend my no-risk description of Kenosha's situation.