Carson City Supervisors Thursday gave Tahoe Western Asphalt a bit more time to solidify their plans to reduce odors from their asphalt plant that drift across the county line into Lyon County – Mound House in particular.
It appeared that Tahoe Western is in the final stages of negotiating with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to ensure that the asphalt plant, which gives off an odorous exhaust smoke, more time to install special equipment. The new equipment is supposed to eliminate smoke and odor pollution from drifting across the county line and in to a nearby neighborhood just east of the county line.
Tahoe Western’s attorney said, in so many words, that any kind of pollution that drifts across county lines is usually monitored by a state agency and that they expect NDEP to prescribe and review the effectiveness of the new equipment that Tahoe Western has already agreed to purchase.
Carson City Supervisors laid out a timeline for all the improvements to be installed with a completion date in late October.