Koppers retires cogen plant in Pennsylvania, gives up air permit

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a brief notice in the March 7 Pennsylvania Bulletin that Koppers Inc. has retired a cogeneration plant and terminated the plant’s air permit.

“Koppers, Inc. (P. O. Box 189, Montgomery, PA 17752), terminated Title V operating permit on February 5, 2015, for their Co-Generation facility located in Clinton Township, Lycoming County,” said the notice. “Koppers, Inc. ceased operations of the facility on September 5, 2013, and demolition of the co-generation unit, associated equipment and structures was completed on April 29, 2014. The Department has received all required reporting requirements pursuant to TVOP 41-00002 for the operation of the facility up to September 5, 2013. All Title V emission fees for the operation of the facility until shutdown have been received by the Department.”

Koppers is an integrated global producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products for the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, steel, residential lumber, and agriculture industries. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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