30-27 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Long Island City

"air emissions" recycling

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This recycling facility was originally operated by the Hugo Neu Corp.  In 2005, Hugo Neu merged with the Australian based Sims Group to form one of the largest recycling companies in the world.  In 2007 Hugo Neu the sold majority of their 26% stake in the merged company and what was Sims Hugo Neu reverted to its previous name, the Sims Group.
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In 2006 this facility handled 27,588 tons of mixed glass, 37,502 tons of bulk metal, and 27,775 tons of plastic.[1] 

2002 National Emissions Inventory (pounds)
SimsMetal is Newtown Creek's biggest air polluter

Total Emissions

421,925.40

Nitrogen Oxides

245,080.00

Carbon Monoxide

84,045.33

Primary PM (Includes Filterables + Condensibles)

47,238.00

Volatile Organic Compounds

25,159.49

Sulfur Dioxide

9,986.56

Primary PM10 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles)

5,553.29

Primary PM2.5 (Includes Filterables + Condensibles)

4,708.23

Benzene

76.72

Toluene

27.78

Xylenes (Mixture of o, m, and p Isomers)

19.08

Naphthalene

12.85

Formaldehyde

7.80

Phenanthrene

4.03

Acetaldehyde

2.49

Fluorene

1.26

Acrolein

0.77

Acenaphthene

0.46

Fluoranthene

0.39

Pyrene

0.36

Chrysene

0.15

Anthracene

0.12

Benzo[b]Fluoranthene

0.10

Benz[a]Anthracene

0.06

Benzo[g,h,i,]Perylene

0.05

Benzo[k]Fluoranthene

0.02

Benzo[a]Pyrene

0.02

 

  1. Sims HugoNeu Facility Annual Report.  2006.  Filed with NYSDEC. 

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