Norman pressing EPA to stop foul odors from New Indy Plant

Posted May 11, 2022 2:48 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Congressman Ralph Norman is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the foul odors from the New Indy plant at Catawba that have made life difficult for thousands of people who live on both sides of the state line. In a letter to the EPA this week, Norman told the EPA that the EPA should “pick up the pace” to complete an enforcement action against the New Indy paper mill…The EPA took enforcement action against New Indy late last year, proposing a $1.1 million fine and telling the paper mill to clean up its act after nearly a year of citizen complaints about odors… But attorneys say the enforcement action must be approved by a federal judge, and that hasn’t happened because the EPA has not provided all the information necessary for the judge to sign off on the deal.