Question:Does this plume count as a violation under Method 9 Opacity? (photos)

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by eustatic | March 11, 2022 19:48 | #30121


Does this count? It is an operations fugitive emissions point source for Rain CII Carbon in St John Parish, Louisiana.

I can't get within a quarter mile, this photo is from half a mile away, across the river.

The operations happen mostly in the afternoon until early morning.

Louisiana DEQ has a Method 9 certified staff member, but i've only ever seen them dismiss complaints--LDEQ usually comes to inspect two weeks after the incident, and ~75% of the time, the facility isn't conducting the same operations two weeks later.

My thinking is that this is enough to request that the LDEQ staff trained on Method 9 appear at this site when operations are happening.

Rain CII Carbon high density Plume OC3876

https://www.flickr.com/photos/healthygulf/51876201048/in/album-72177720296617562/

Before operations

https://www.flickr.com/photos/healthygulf/51876129266/image description

During operations --the Yellow pylon and the Green western strut of the loader disappear.

image description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5BsYJNVJzw



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Rain CII is the second largest PM source within 3 miles of Wallace, LA.

This location is known as the "Dock Load-Out Spout."

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/2/edit?mid=1HPRJG_fK_TxUm3UmC8raFTjPa2TyfpJF&usp=sharing

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Yikes!! I'd definitely call. Here's a post on method-9. It includes taking measurements over time and calculating them together, so I'm wondering if it needs to be sustained.

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