Ferro Electronic Materials on Perry Point Road is applying for permission to modify its State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
The Cleveland-based company is proposing to add chromium III and cadmium to the chemicals it can discharge into Seneca Lake. Those chemicals are part of a new production process at the facility.
Ferro produces inorganic material for surface finishing of glass, plastic and ceramic materials. The plant has a SPDES permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation that authorizes the discharge of processed wastewater, non-contact cooling water, storm water and treated sanitary effluent into Seneca Lake, a source of drinking water for thousands.
Ferro also is seeking to add a requirement for Whole Effluent Toxicity testing and Technical & Operational Guidance Services toxicity testing 1.3.2 to the permit.
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