Balchem Corp / BCP Ingredients
Balchem is a chemical manufacturer that makes health and nutrition products for animal and humans. It was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New Hampton, New York. One of its biggest subsidiaries is BCP Ingredients, which manufactures ethylene oxide, used in medical equipment sterilization, and choline chloride, which is used in animal feed for chickens and cows. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) estimates that the excess lifetime cancer risk from ethylene oxide emissions at the BCP Ingredients’ plant in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, located in ‘Cancer Alley,' an 85 mile stretch of the Mississippi river in Louisiana with over 150 toxic petrochemical plants, was 47 times higher than acceptable limits. The excess lifetime cancer risk from the company’s ethylene oxide plant in Verona, Missouri, was 27 times greater than the EPA’s stated acceptable limit.
Specialty performance ingredients and products for the nutritional, food, pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device sterilization, plant nutrition, and industrial markets. BCP Ingredients produces choline chloride.
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Elizabeth VanMetre | KY3 | April 19, 2022
Verona City Clerk Laura Hazelwood got an anonymous call Tuesday, April 12, from a person claiming to work at BCP Ingredients. They said there had been a spill on Friday, April 8.
Ashley Reynolds | KY3 | December 13, 2021
“I’m totally embarrassed. And so mad. Of all the friends and family in this little community that has died,” said Sue Downs.
Murray Bishoff | Monett | November 16, 2019
Months of pressure over how to deal with historical and ongoing pollution issues in Verona spilled over into accusations and heated rhetoric between members of the Verona City Council.
- A Community Voice
- Alliance for Affordable Energy
- Climate Reality New Orleans
- Coalition Against Death Alley
- Healthy Gulf
- Justice and Beyond
- Louisiana Bucket Brigade
- Louisiana League of Conscious Voters
- New Orleans Office Sierra Club
- Poor Peoples Campaign
- Sunrise Movement, New Orleans
- RISE St. James
- 350 New Orleans
US Department of Labor proposes $300K in fines after inspection finds workers endangered at Missouri nutrition production plant
U.S. Department of Labor | October 6, 2021
Two complaints of unsafe working conditions at a Verona nutrition production plant led federal safety and health inspectors to investigate allegations of worker exposure to multiple safety and health hazards, including toxic substances, combustible dust and moving machinery parts.
Ashley Reynolds | KY3 | November 16, 2021
Twenty sites stand out as the most toxic. One of them is Verona, a small town in Lawrence County. According to this data, one chemical plant is to blame for the lifetime cancer risk, twenty-seven times the EPA’s acceptable exposure.
Murray Bishoff | Monett Times | January 25, 2020
One year has passed since revelations began to surface over new concerns about pollution in Verona.
Murray Bishoff | Monett Times | September 11, 2019
Questions about ongoing pollution issues in Verona prompted by the public meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Aug. 27 have led to new clarifications and further inquiries.
Bloomberg Law | October 7, 2021
BCP Ingredients Inc. faces $300,759 in penalties after OSHA cited the Verona, Mo., nutrition production plant for 24 serious safety and health violations related to allegations of worker exposure to toxic substances, combustible dust, and moving machinery parts, according to a news release.
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- Balchem Corporation Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2020)
- Balchem Corporation Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2019)
- Balchem Corporation Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2017)
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Globe Newswire | January 27, 2014
Taminco Corporation (NYSE:TAM) and Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) have reached an agreement to build and operate a choline chloride facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, where both companies operate existing production facilities.
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