Eastman Still Working To Reduce Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
Kingsport’s Eastman Chemical Company is making strides in reducing its sulfur dioxide emissions but still has a way to go to meet EPA requirements. Eastman has poured millions of dollars into reducing those levels including the replacement of five coal powered boilers with natural gas, cutting emissions by 70 percent. The information is part of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation audit released recently. The report reveals the area around Kingsport is the only one in Tennessee with non attainment of emissions of any of six air pollutants overseen by EPA.