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I'm still around, a shame that things died off so badly in here. I think I caught a glimpse of @NightWind earlier this week in what can only be described as a kick butt new Pete, running across 22 in to Birmingham. I've been busy, mostly the same thing, tri state stuff. I'm hopefully in the process of upgrading to a new trailer, it will cut out scrap hauling for me but at this point I'm fine with that, I'm over tearing my equipment up, and having to climb all over that stuff. I dislocated my shoulder a few months back and am still struggling to get back my range of motion, so the easier the job the better. Hope to see some regulars post in here from time to time.
I'll try to be here this week end.
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@NightWind congrats on the new to you Pete!!! @Trashtrucker1707 sry to hear bout your shoulder hopefully the new trailer keeps things easy for you!! I’m still around posting in other forums!! As I type getting ready to pull out for Naples fl. Pulling a dump I had all the free time in the world! These days I’m either on the phone on the board or trying to make a new contact!! So unless I get a email the forum is the last thing on my mind!! Hope everyone else is still doing well on here! Have a great week everyone!!motocross25 Thanks this.
I've been trying to keep those who haul out of Erie Coke updated, here's the latest.
JULY 1, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Pennsylvania environmental regulators move to shut down Erie Coke plant
- Marie Cusick
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell said the agency has received numerous complaints from the community over the past decade and has cited the plant, in the city of Erie, for numerous violations of state and federal law.
“Our staff have participated in stakeholder meetings and have worked with the community, elected officials and the company to address issues and concerns,” McDonnell said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the frequency and severity of Erie Coke’s violations have only increased during our review of its permit renewal and the operator has offered no tangible causes for its non-compliance nor viable plans to assure future compliance.”
DEP is denying the company’s application to renew its operating permit and filing a complaint with the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, seeking an injunction to shut down the facility, which employs about 125 workers.
A man who answered the phone Friday at Erie Coke referred questions to Ed Nesselbeck. Nesselbeck lists his title as Environmental Director at Erie Coke Corporation on his public LinkedIn profile, but he did not respond to a request seeking comment.
Rachel Filippini, executive director of the Group Against Smog and Pollution, a Pittsburgh-based advocacy organization, said the situation was “regrettable” due to the job losses but added the plant had exposed residents to harmful pollution for too long.
“If Erie Coke — or any business — cannot operate lawfully then they should not be allowed to operate,” Filippini said in an email. “DEP gave Erie Coke many opportunities over the years to clean up its act, which Erie Coke repeatedly declined. Erie Coke’s lack of interest in compliance with the law left DEP with no other option; we support DEP taking this action to protect the health of Erie residents.”
The plant was nearly shut down in 2010 by DEP before a court-ordered settlement was reached. Under a consent decree with the state, the company made repairs and paid a $4 million fine.
In February, DEP issued an order requiring Erie Coke to investigate the causes of increases in air quality violations. Two months later, the department said the plant experienced “a large release from a wastewater tank on the property.” DEP estimates over 30,000 gallons of wastewater were released. In a news release Monday, the department said the water was “suspected to contain contaminants from the coking process including benzene, cyanide, naphthalene, ammonia and several other constituents.”
In May, the department placed the facility on the air quality compliance docketfor nearly 80 unresolved air quality violations over the past two years. The following month, DEP sent the company a notice of violation with more than a dozen violations, which were the result of an inspection. DEP said it will deny Erie Coke’s permit renewal because it has failed to “adequately demonstrate an ability or its intent to comply.”
I heard @Trashtrucker1707 on the CB the other day. I was running about 45 minutes behind him going to the same place to load so I just missed seeing him.
@blade are you still dump trucking?
How is everyone doing? It seems like all I do is work (not complaining)
Happy 4th to everyone!
@NightWind I knew I could hear you out there, at least we know we've got some good talking radio's I'm home now for the weekend, brought that load down to south Florida and hustled one back out to Pensacola then ran up to Elmore and grabbed another coming back. Everyone (who's left) have a good holiday.
@Trashtrucker1707 Yep your radio was doing a good job. I'm not running my big radio right now. It was in the shop when I changed trucks so I'm running a new Galaxy. Seems to be doing a fair job, not the same as the Ranger but good enough.
@blade what are you doing these days?
I've been busy not complaining at all. Summer is hard on me with all this grass to cut and other yard stuff to do it the 100 degree heat and 200 degree humidity we are so blessed with here. I swear I'm moving to Alaska if this heat doesn't take a break. I did see on the news last night that Alaska temperatures were breaking all kinds of records, may have to regroup and move to the Artic. No grass there.
MACK E-6 Thanks this.
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