EPA, NYSDEC and Town testing show Aluf Plastics not the source of VOCs in neighborhood

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. (April 10, 2017) — Three sets of recent environmental tests – conducted by the EPA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Town of Orangetown – indicate no relevant release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) coming from Aluf Plastics, Inc.

“Aluf Plastics is pleased to now be able to announce that we have results from the EPA, New York State and the Town of Orangetown that show results that are significantly below standard regulatory threshold levels,” said David Anderson, Vice President for Operations at Aluf.

The EPA performed an unannounced visit to Aluf on Nov. 8, 2016, and in a preliminary report to Aluf stated that it “did not see any conditions that warranted immediate attention.” The EPA assessed the entire inside of the building as well as the entire outside the building on the Aluf property. The EPA used both a specially calibrated FLIR camera, which detects VOCs in the air, and performed air sampling with other hand held instruments.

An independent NYSDEC study took measurements of VOCs at multiple canister test sites on Sept. 2, 8 and 11, 2016. Those sites included one location inside our facility, two locations on the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail near the facility and one at Cottage Lane Elementary School. The test shows air quality inside Aluf to be within safe guidelines. Air quality at the other test sites was also deemed within NYSDEC threshold guidelines. Slightly elevated compound levels – commonly associated with vehicle emissions and dry cleaning operations – at one site were not attributed to Aluf by the NYSDEC.

On Dec.19, 2016, and Jan. 19 and 20, the Town of Orangetown-hired engineering consultant – Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture – performed a visual assessment as well as air monitoring with canister testing at four locations, on Glenshaw Road, Moison Road, Cottage Lane School and Orangeburg High School. Two other locations – on the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail – were visually assessed on Dec. 19. All results fell significantly below standard regulatory threshold levels and the firm reported that it “did not identify air quality issues on the days outlined in this report.”

About Aluf Plastics

Aluf Plastics provides a comprehensive range of wholesale commercial industrial liners, as well as other innovative plastic products. Aluf produces a variety of stock items, but also specializes in custom orders of all types. To learn more, visit www.alufplastics.com and www.alufcommunity.com. Concerned neighbors should address their issues directly with Aluf at neighbors@alufplastics.com.