Lanxess routine odors and emissions out of control

May 25, 2005

Ruth Breech, Southwest Ohio Program Director
Ohio Citizen Action

So far, neighbors of Lanxess plant have documented 15 odor complaints in Addyston and surrounding communities in the month of May. These include eleven complaints of a strange chemical odor that causes headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation. Residents took air samples on two of the days in May when odors from the plant were particularly bad. A SUMMA air canister sample taken on May 6, 2005 showed 85 parts-per-billion of butadiene in the air. Neighbors are awaiting results from a SUMMA air sample and the official report for the CEREX real time air monitor taken on May 14.

See also the March and April 2005 odor calendars.
If you have something to add to the May calendar, please let Ruth Breech know, (513) 221-2100.

May odor calendar