Kansas City Plant operating with expired permits

The Kansas City Plant, which is run by Honeywell at the Bannister Federal Complex, is operating under expired permits for its hazardous waste discharges and its water discharges, according to Judd Slivka, the communications director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

It’s not as simple as it sounds, however. “It’s pretty normal” for large factories like Honeywell’s to operate under expired permits, Slivka explains. “I can think of two drinking-water plants that have been operating that way [with expired permits] for three years. It just depends on the complexity of the permit. It depends on whether the EPA objects or if there’s significant public input or opinion.”

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