This Day In History: 1966-03-16
The American Brake Shoe Company announced that it was installing a massive complex of equipment to end air pollution from the foundry smoke stacks. The new equipment would remove both coarse and fine particles from the air leaving the furnace stacks when installation was completed early in 1967. The State determined that if the equipment worked as specified the plant would meet the requirements of Chapter VII of the State Air Pollution Code. The company said the the Mahwah plant would be the first in the State to comply fully with the provisions of the new Code. The installation would be undertaken in three stages, the second of which would require the closing down of production. The process involves cooling the 2,000 degree gasses down to 500 so that the particles can be collected and removed. The company said that this was just another example of their policy making them a better community neighbor.