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Note the Detroit MI  connection on this EPA news release....            


U.S. EPA Region 5 News Release
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Legal Contact:  Lillian Pinzon
(312)  886-7154

Technical Contact:  Scott Cooper
(312)  886-1332

Media Contact:  Heidi Valetkevitch
(312)  886-1303

For Immediate Release:  April 28, 1998

No.  98-OPA122

EPA CITES SAFETY KLEEN ON PCB'S; PROPOSES $126,500 FINE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has recently cited
Safety Kleen Corp. (Elgin, IL) for violating Federal PCB rules and
proposed a $126,500 fine.

Safety Kleen notified EPA that it had inadvertently collected about 120
gallons of PCB-contaminated oil from a Jefferson, IN, facility.  EPA alleges
Safety Kleen illegally shipped the material, after mixing it with other
wastes, to a Detroit, MI, facility without proper identification.  EPA also
says that some of the material was later improperly disposed of at a
New Castel, KY, landfill. 

The company may at any time request an informal meeting with EPA to
discuss the allegations and to arrive at a settlement. 

PCB's are a group of toxic chemicals, once widely used in industry as
coolants and insulators.  EPA banned the manufacture of PCB's in 1979
because of evidence that they accumulate in the environment and
present health hazards for people.  Under the Toxic Substances Control
Act, EPA regulates the proper cleanup, disposal, marking, recordkeeping,
storage, and limited use of PCB's to protect the public from these
potentially dangerous chemicals.

Safety-Kleen is an industrial solvent and waste-oil recycler, which has
EPA approval to handle hazardous wastes.  

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