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Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 11:47:09 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: EPA CITES WOODLAND PAVING 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: Cynthia Kawakami
(312) 886-0564

Technical Contact: Jeffrey L. Gahris
(312) 886-6794

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: June 1, 1999

No. 99-OPA149

EPA CITES WOODLAND PAVING FOR AIR POLLUTION

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has recently cited
Woodland Paving Co. for alleged violations of federally enforceable State
clean-air regulations at the company's asphalt plant, 3566 Millcreek Ave.,
Comstock Park, MI.

EPA said stack emissions testing in June 1998 showed that Woodland
violated carbon monoxide emission limits in its installation permit.

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.  Woodland has 30 days from receipt of the finding
to request a meeting to discuss the allegations and how to resolve them.

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

When carbon monoxide enters the bloodstream, it reduces delivery of
oxygen to the body's organs and tissues.  Exposure to high levels of
carbon monoxide can impair vision, hand movement, learning ability, and
performance of complex tasks.  Persons with heart disease have the
greatest risk when exposed to this pollutant.

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