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Sivyer Steel Castings
Pouring manganese steel castings at Sivyer Steel Castings.

EPA, Sivyer Steel Settle Clean Air Act Charge

Sept. 20, 2022
The ferrous foundry agreed to fix a faulty leak-detection system and submit monthly updates to demonstrate its proper operation.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Sivyer Steel Castings LLC in Bettendorf, IA, to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA).  The federal agency explained that the foundry agreed to fix a leak-detection system and to submit monthly reports to EPA demonstrating the system’s proper operation and integrity. It also must demonstrate the plant’s ongoing compliance with CAA regulations.

Other terms of the settlement were not announced.

Sivyer Steel Castings has not commented on the settlement.

EPA claimed the foundry learned in 2019 that the system installed to detect releases of potentially harmful air pollutants was not working, but that it failed to fix the problem.

According to the agency, without the functioning leak-detection system, Sivyer Steel Castings cannot know if pollutant filters are operating effectively to reduce emissions of particulate matter and certain hazardous air pollutants.

It also noted that the plant is located is in a community identified by EPA as “particularly vulnerable to the effects of pollution.”

Sivyer Steel Castings specializes in producing manganese steel castings supplied to manufacturers of mining, defense, construction, and recycling equipment, and to the energy and oil-and-gas segments.