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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 16:44:32 -0500 (EST)
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From: Jeff Kelley@EPA on 11/22/99 09:00 AM CST


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Subject:  EPA CITES ADAMS PLATING FOR CLEAN-AIR VIOLATIONS

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS
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Legal Contact: Thomas Krueger
(312) 886-0562

Technical Contact: Manojkumar P. Patel
(312) 353-3565

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: November 19, 1999

No. 99-OPA346

EPA CITES ADAMS PLATING FOR CLEAN-AIR VIOLATIONS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has
recently cited Adams Plating Co. for alleged violations of
Federal regulations on chromium--a hazardous air pollutant--at
the company's electroplating plant, 521 North Rosemary St.,
Lansing, MI.

EPA said Adams failed to comply with Federal work practice,
planning, monitoring, and recordkeeping standards.

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

"EPA is committed to enforcing regulations for hazardous air
pollutants, 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."

Hexavalent chromium, a highly hazardous cancer-causing
substance, is found in chromic acid mist released into the air
as part of the electroplating process.  Chromic acid is also a
respiratory irritant, whose short-term effects include coughing
and wheezing.  Noncancerous long-term effects include
bronchitis, as well as ulcerations and perforations of the
nasal septum.

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