In this article, David Monro of the DEQ is quoted saying: "Depending on the rate of operation, generally incinerators like this are fairly low emitters."' The problem is that DEQ does NOT regulate or enforce the operating hours. I was told by Dan Murphy of the DEQ that, as far as DEQ is concerned, they are allowed to operate 24 hours a day and that the city regulates hours of operation. I was told by the city Board of Development Services (Mike Reefle) that, as far as the city is concerned, the crematorium is allowed to operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The only restriction is noise (not exceeding 55 dB at night, from 10pm to 7am). So who is measuring the pollution in the smoke from this furnace? And how can DEQ regulate emissions if they don't regulate the operating hours?
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