air pollution

Ozone, pollution ratings in new report

Apr 24, 2013

The American Lung Association is out with its annual air quality report. The study shows improvements from when the State of the Air surveys began 14 years ago.

The Lafayette-Frankfort metro area is average or slightly above average for pollution according to a new report. The Association gives the area, which includes Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll and Clinton counties, a B grade when it comes to high ozone days. As far as particle pollution goes, the area earned a C grade for short-term pollution and a “Pass” grade for long-term pollution.

New Montgomery Co. company seeks air permit

Jun 11, 2012
Herr Voss Stamco

Herr Voss Stamco, which is building a plant southeast of Crawfordsville, is applying for an air quality permit from the state for its metal-processing equipment facility.

The new source construction and minor source operating permit application was submitted in April, and after review by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the staff is recommending it be approved.

The permit is needed so the company can operate a stationary hard chrome electroplating machine that reconditions mill rolls.