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Despite promise of ‘absolutely zero violation’ at Mississippi plant, Rockwool received citation in Oct. 2016

By KATE MISHKIN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since Rockwool first announced that it would build a 460,000-square-foot coal- and gas-fired manufacturing plant in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, the company has insisted its environmental impact would be minimal.

To prove that point, the company often nods to its “sister” stone wool insulation facility in Byhalia, Mississippi, as a success story.

“Since opening in 2014, that facility has had zero air, noise or odor violations, and we will demand the same of our Ranson [West Virginia] facility,” Leslie McLaren, a spokeswoman for the company, said in a statement issued to a local television station in August.

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