Geneva Steel and Utah County's air quality will be the subjects of a Utah Clean Air Committee meeting Thursday night in Orem.
The steel mill has been the subject of an increasing number of air quality complaints received by local public health officials since the plant restarted operations in September after lying idle for 13 months.But the local clean-up-the-air movement was fragmented and lacked momentum until the bureau issued Geneva a notice of violation in February for alleged non-compliance with state-approved air quality control procedures in one part of its operations.
The Utah Clean Air Committee, for which the Air Quality Bureau is an enforcement arm, will meet Thursday in Canyon View Junior High, Orem. The committee's monthly business meeting will be at 6 p.m. and public comments will be heard beginning at 7 p.m.
The meeting is being held in Orem at the request of a coalition spearheaded by the League of Women Voters Utah County chapter and the Utah Valley Citizens for Clean Air. The coalition wants tighter regulations and stricter enforcement from the committee to combat what it claims is the deteriorating quality of Utah County air.