Lanxess neighbors meet with new plant manager

A dozen neighbors of Lanxess plastics met with Sandy Marshall, the new plant manager on August 16. This introductory meeting at the Meadows hit at the heart of the community issues. Neighbors discussed the community standard that they have set, and explained to Marshall what it is like living across from a chemical plant.

Neighbors have commented that the chemical odors and the time taken to make calls to Hamilton County Environmental Services are a burden and take away from their quality of life. Neighbors agreed that the sewer odors from the plant have decreased, but chemical odors are still present (June & July odor calendar).

As Lanxess is determining its top priorities and deciding the most important project, neighbors are continuing to meet. Neighbors are asking the plant to prevent emissions of chemicals that cause cancer, meet community standards, establish a working relationship with the community to open lines of communication in the event of future problems, and make PERMANENT changes at its facility.

Sandy Marshall is commuting to Addyston from Sarnia, Canada and will be the permanent plant manager for the next three years. Neighbors are looking forward to working with Marshall.