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Emission Reduction: partnership with Corning and Syracuse China to reduce lead releases


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The 1997 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data identified Corning Inc. and Syracuse China Manufacturing Co. as the top two releasers of lead and lead compounds in New York State. The purpose of this project was to identify the unit operations of the glass and ceramic processes at the two companies that contribute to high emissions of lead, and to assist in implementing cost effective solutions. As a result of this project, as well as other factors, the level of lead used in the glass and china processes at both companies is decreasing; the release of lead to airways from both companies reflects this reduction.

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1. What types of public outreach will be conducted as part of this project?


2. Is the public involved in issue identification?


3. Does the public have a role in the planning the project?


4. Is the public participating in a decision making or advisory capacity?


5. Will the public be involved in gathering some of the data for the project?


6. What Stakeholders were involved, including Federal, State, and local agencies?


7. What role did the community or other stakeholders play in the project? Is the public involved in issue identification? Does the public have a role in planning the project? Will the public be involved in gathering some of the data for the project?


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