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E-M:/ EPA Busts Detroit Coke Injection Well

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            For Immediate Release: March 10, 1998 

            No. 98-OPA068 


            U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has recently
            issued an administrative order to Detroit Coke Corp., (Detroit, MI)
            and proposed a $127,000 fine for violations of the underground
            injection control regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

            EPA alleges that the company failed to submit complete monthly
            monitoring reports and on three occasions failed to maintain
            pressures for two hazardous waste injection wells. 

            "Although the facility is closed and the wells are used
infrequently, the
            company must follow procedures to ensure that the disposal wells do
            not pose a threat to underground sources of drinking water," said
            JoLynn Traub, director of the regional Water Division. "It must
            monitor the wells and report the information to EPA." 



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            Last Updated: March 11, 1998 
            URL: http://www.epa.gov/Region5/news98/98opa068.htm 

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