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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 18:25:24 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: EPA CITES 2 MICHIGAN PARTIES FOR ASBESTOS VIOLATIONS
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U.S. EPA REGION 5: AIR NEWS
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Legal Contact: Kathleen Schnieders
(312) 353-8912

Technical Contact: Sherry Finley
(312) 353-5546

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: March 16, 1999

No. 99-OPA064

EPA CITES 2 MICHIGAN PARTIES FOR ASBESTOS
VIOLATIONS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
has recently cited St. Lawrence Catholic Church and
School and Industrial Waste Cleanup, Inc., a
renovation contractor, for alleged violations of
Federal regulations on asbestos -- a hazardous air
pollutant -- during renovation of the St. Lawrence
School, 44633 Utica Rd, Utica, MI.

EPA said Industrial Waste Cleanup, 12838 Gavel St.,
Detroit, MI, failed to remove and dispose of all
asbestos-containing material, as required by
asbestos regulations.

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
parties.  The parties have 10 days from receipt of
the finding to request a meeting to discuss the
allegations and how to resolve them.

"EPA is committed to enforcing the asbestos
regulations to protect public health and the
environment," said Richard Karl, acting director of the
regional Air and Radiation Division.  "We will take the
necessary steps to ensure that all asbestos
contractors comply with Federal regulations."

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause
mesothelioma (a type of lung cancer) and asbestosis
(a lung disease) many years after exposure. 

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