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PPG ordered to clean up waste water near Ford City

Post Time:Mar 10,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:95

The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered PPG Industries [Pittsburgh]to collect and treat highly polluted water leaching from a 77-acre glass slurry lagoon into the Allegheny River just south of Ford City in Armstrong County [Pa.].

The order, issued today, also requires PPG to restrict access to the site and a section of the Allegheny River where the runoff has been measured as having a pH of 12--higher than ammonia and just slightly lower than bleach--and could cause skin burns to anyone contacting it.

The dump runoff, which has killed all vegetation on a hillside between the dump and the river, also contains high levels of arsenic, lead, manganese and aluminum.

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