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Subject: U.S. EPA REGION 5: AIR NEWS
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U.S. EPA REGION 5: AIR NEWS
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Legal Contact: Sean Mulroney
(312) 886-7150

Technical Contact: Christina Prasinos
(312) 886-6819

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: November 24, 1998

No. 98-OPA359

EPA CITES LAFARGE FOR AIR POLLUTION

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
has recently cited LaFarge Corp. for alleged
violations of Federal clean-air regulations at the
company's Alpena, MI, cement plant.

EPA said emissions of particulates (dust, smoke, ash)
from the plant exceeded limits set in the Clean Air
Act for new sources of air pollution.

This is a preliminary finding of violations.  To resolve
them, EPA may issue a compliance order, assess an
administrative penalty, or bring suit against the
company.  EPA and LaFarge representatives met on
November 4 to discuss the allegations and how to
resolve them.

"EPA is committed to enforcing the Clean Air Act,"
said Stephen Rothblatt, acting director of the
regional Air and Radiation Division.  "To protect public
health and the environment, we will take all
necessary steps to ensure that companies comply
with clean-air regulations." 

Inhaling high concentrations of particulates can
affect children, the elderly, or those with heart or
lung conditions the most.

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