The Orangetown Town Board decided to take action and pay $25,000 to pay for monitoring of air and soil around the perimeter of Aluf Plastics. Orangetown will be placing between 24 and 28 tubes around Aluf’s perimeter that monitor the substances in the air and soil. The tubes will cost $372 each.
The town says Aluf has been emitting fly ash, dust, fumes, vapors, gases and other forms of air pollution in substantial quantities, which violates provisions in Town Code Chapter 43, Sections 4.164 and 4.182, respectively. Residents of Rockland County, especially in Orangetown, Blauvelt and Pearl River have been complaining about Aluf polluting the air since 2010.
Representatives of Aluf said that the air that their factory has emitted passed their self-conducted air quality tests.