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E-M:/ Heads Up:Tire burning proposal at Dundee ement



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Enviro-Mich message from ecaa@igc.org (ecology center)
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Dundee Cement (now Holnam, Inc.) has applied to the DEQ for a permit to
burn 40,000 tons or 2.8 million tires at its two cement kilns located in
Dundee (SE Michigan). The tires will replace approximately 18% by weight of
the coal/coke fuel which the kilns presently use. The proposed permit is
based on a test burn which occured at Dundee in April, 1997 which failed to
measure Dioxin/Furans and produced emissions numbers significantly higher
than many other cement kilns. Emissions from the facility include over
7,000 tons per year VOC's, as well as significant amounts of  HCl, arsenic,
cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. Comments should focus on the fact
that better/cleaner fuels are available and improved emissions controls are
not being installed.

Public hearing will be held on May 5, 7pm at Dundee High School Cafeterium,
420 Ypsilanti Street, Dundee.  For copies of proposed permit and staff
report contact MI-DEQ permit engineer Assad Kahn (517)335-6825. For more
info contact Jeff Gearhart/Hans Posselt (734)663-2400.

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Jef Gearhart
Ecology Center of Ann Arbor
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734)663-2400 or (734)761-3186(ph)
(734)663-2414 (fax)
*please note new area code

___________________________
Ecology Center of Ann Arbor
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734)663-2400 or (734)761-3186(ph)
(734)663-2414 (fax)
*please note new area code



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