Air quality: Sulfur dioxide
Comment period: May 8 - June 10, 2019
We invite you to comment on draft agreed order 16449 requiring the Intalco aluminum smelter to install new air pollution control equipment to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions.
The reductions are part of an agreement to address sulfur dioxide levels recorded near the smelter in recent years. Under the agreement, by 2022, Intalco will install a piece of equipment called a wet scrubber. The scrubber will capture and remove the pollutant from part of the manufacturing process.
For more information on how to comment, read the public comment notice. For more information on Ecology's work to reduce sulfur dioxide air pollution, visit www.ecology.wa.gov/sulfurdioxide.
Intalco began operating in 1966 and has about 580 employees. The facility turns alumina ore into aluminum metal. Recycling of aluminum does not take place at this location.
- At full production, Intalco is capable of making approximately 307,000 tons of aluminum metal each year.
- Wastewater from the aluminum making process, as well as stormwater runoff and sanitary wastewater from the site, is treated and sent to the Strait of Georgia.
Facility phone: 360-384-6061
Location: 4050 Mountain View Road, Ferndale, Wash.