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Around seven years ago the Millennium Inorganic Cristal Chemical Company, established in 1985, began emitting millions of pounds of Carbonyl Sulfide and Manganese. Millennium's release of Carbonyl Sulfide (COS), which has been measured at more than 5 million pounds per year, makes these plants, located across the street from each other, the 1st and 3rd highest emissions of COS in the country.
This is a lot of toxic material.
What can this much Carbonyl Sulfide do to you and your family?
Source: Excerpts from the Materials Safety Data Sheet for Carbonyl Sulfide:
Irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory system and is narcotic at high concentrations. May decompose into hydrogen sulfide within body tissues resulting in inhibition of cellular respiration, possible pulmonary paralysis, sudden collapse and death. It is also highly flammable.
How Close to these Plants is Close Enough to cause damage?
Ashtabula, Ohio - List of Ashtabula Toxic Release Sites
Having two plants directly across the street from each other so you can, in effect, double your emissions, was a sneaky move. Below you can see just how much of the several toxic pollutants we're talking about for the last year they reported.
PLANT NO. ONE
PLANT NO. TWO
Toxic Releases from Millenium (Plant 2) in 2010
For the two plants together, Carbonyl Sulfide emissions were over 4.5 million pounds in 2010 and over 5 million pounds per year in 2003 the year after the subject moved into the area. During that same period. manganese and manganese compounds were over 5 million pounds per year.