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Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 12:58:32 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: EPA CITES MARATHON ASHLAND PETROLEUM FOR AIR POLLUTION
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X-Comment: U.S. EPA Region 5 Office of Public Affairs

U.S. EPA REGION 5: AIR NEWS
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Legal Contact: Andre Daugavietis
(312) 886-6663

Technical Contact: Kathy Triantafillou
(312) 353-4293

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: January 21, 1999

No. 99-OPA019

EPA CITES MARATHON ASHLAND PETROLEUM FOR AIR
POLLUTION

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
has recently cited Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
for alleged violations of federally enforceable State
and county clean-air regulations at the company's oil
refinery, 1300 South Fort St., Detroit, MI.

EPA said the company exceeded emission limits on
particulates (smoke, ash, dust) and sulfur dioxide. 
The excessive emissions occurred at the fluid
catalytic cracking unit and the carbon monoxide
boiler of the refinery.  The violations were discovered
during stack tests in 1992, 1995, 1997, and 1998. 

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.  Marathon Ashland has 30 days from
receipt of the notice to request a meeting to discuss
the allegations and how to resolve them.

"EPA's goal is to protect public health and the
environment, and we will take all necessary steps to
ensure compliance with clean-air regulations," said
Richard Karl, acting director of the regional Air and
Radiation Division.

Inhaling high concentrations of particulates can
affect the heart and the lungs, especially in children,
the elderly, and individuals with existing heart or lung
conditions.

Sulfur dioxide causes acid rain.  Exposure to sulfur
dioxide can also impair breathing, aggravate existing
respiratory diseases like bronchitis, and reduce the
ability of the lungs to clear foreign particles.

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