10/22/11

Dear Police Chief Polniak,

Since writing to you on October 14th, 2011, I have spoken with Thomas Morgan who is an employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  He works in the Division of Air Resources.  Mr. Morgan is familiar with the operations of the Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. facility located in Ogdensburg.

The Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. facility currently emits three metals to the outdoor atmosphere:  barium, strontium and iron.  The metals are emitted as fine particulates.  Mr. Morgan has stated to me that during the recent past stack testing was conducted at the Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. facility.  After the stack testing was conducted, Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. removed air pollution control equipment.

Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. is currently operating in violation of New York State and federal law.  The Clean Air Act is federal legislation that is implemented by the states.  It is illegal to remove air pollution control equipment that was in place and operating at the time of a stack test without first obtaining a permit revision that allows for the equipment to be removed.  Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. is currently emitting unknown quantities of metal particulates to the outdoor atmosphere.  This is an out of control situation that exists due to the failure of government.  DEC should have forced Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. to shut down as soon as DEC became aware of the removal of the air pollution control equipment.

Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. continues to utilize carbonates of the above named metals.  Hoosier Magnetics, Inc. utilizes HCl.  High temperature processes that involve the use of carbon sources, Cl and metals are know to produce dioxins.  The DEC should stack test the facility for dioxins.  To the best of my knowledge this has not been done.

Thank you for your interest in environmental protection that is conducted by the people.

joyous in Nature-Viva the Revolution,

Donald L. Hassig

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625
315.262.2456
www.canceractionny.org

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