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E-M:/ EPA and Kmart

Enviro-Mich message from asagady@sojourn.com

Technical Contact: Julie Magee
                                                   (312) 886-6063 

                                     Media Contact: William Omohundro
                                                   (312) 353-8254 

            For Immediate Release: January 5, 1998 

            No. 98-OPA002 


            U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 will recognize
            Kmart Corp. for its commitment to EPA's energy-saving and
            pollution-cutting Energy StarŪ Buildings program at an official
            and recognition ceremony Thursday, January 8, at Kmart
            headquarters in Troy, MI, north of Detroit. 

            Acting Regional Administrator David A. Ullrich will present an
            StarŪ Buildings certificate of appreciation to Kmart's Executive
            President of Store Operations Donald W. Keeble at an 11 a.m.
            ceremony in the Kmart Resource Center Board Room, 3100 West
            Big Beaver Rd., Troy. Ullrich and Keeble will then sign a
            memorandum of understanding. 

            Companies that join the Energy StarŪ: Buildings program agree to
            install energy-efficient lighting and to upgrade heating and cooling
            systems as part of a whole-building approach to energy savings. The
            reduction in energy use cuts emissions of air pollutants that
            to smog, acid rain, and global climate change. 


Alex J. Sagady & Associates        Email:  asagady@sojourn.com
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039  
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)

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