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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 18:53:15 -0400 (EDT)
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From: JEFF KELLEY <KELLEY.JEFF@epamail.epa.gov>
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Subject: EPA ORDERS DSC TO PROTECT BIRDS FROM OIL ON FORMER MCLOUTH STEEL SITE
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X-Comment: U.S. EPA Region 5 Office of Public Affairs

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS
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Technical Contact: Diane Sharrow
(312) 886-6199

Legal Contact: Mary McAuliffe
(312) 886-6237

Media Contact: Phillippa Cannon
(312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release: June 29, 1999

No. 99-OPA183

EPA ORDERS DSC TO PROTECT BIRDS FROM OIL ON
FORMER MCLOUTH STEEL SITE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region
5 has recently ordered DSC, Ltd. -- owner of the
former McLouth Steel Products Corp. property on
West Jefferson Ave. in Gibraltar, MI -- to protect
migratory birds from oil waste on the site.  

On April 9, 1999, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
employee found 15 dead or dying migratory birds in
the Tandem Mill Pond on the property.  The birds
had been exposed to oil wastes.  DSC took
immediate steps to stop the exposure by cleaning
the oil off the pond. EPA has met with the company
to discuss the source of the oil and to develop a
long-term plan to protect wildlife at the site.  The
company has also been working with the Michigan
Dept. Of Environmental Quality to develop plans for
cleaning up the entire property, including  Tandem
Mill Pond.

Under Federal law, EPA can issue orders to protect
human health and the environment from imminent
and substantial danger.

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