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Opacity is a measure of how much soot or smoke may be contained in stack emissions. The more smoke that is contained in the emissions the higher the level of opacity. Continuous opacity monitors located after all of the air pollution control equipment measure the opacity of the emissions from each boiler. Opacity readings are typically less than 3% and that is as low as the opacity monitors can accurately measure. Typically the human eye can not detect or see smoke that is less than 5% opacity. You won't see smoke from a modern trash-to-energy plant. We have a permit limit established by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection of 10% opacity averaged every six (6) minutes.
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