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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 11:01:47 -0400 (EDT)
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From: kelley.jeff@epa.gov
Subject: EPA CITES HOLLAND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR IMPROPER HANDLING 
OF SLUDGE

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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Media Contact: Phillippa Cannon(312) 353-6218
Technical Contact: Sudhir Desai(312) 886-6704
Legal Contact: Robert H. Smithh(312) 886-0765
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2000
No. 00-OPA163

EPA CITES HOLLAND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR IMPROPER
HANDLING OF SLUDGE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
recently issued an administrative complaint to the Holland,
MI, wastewater treatment plant alleging that it improperly
handled sludge and violated permit discharge limits. The
complaint includes a proposed penalty of $137,500.
EPA alleges that the plant did not use proper testing
methods to analyze sludge samples, failed to monitor its
sludge the required number of times, failed to meet
pathogen reduction requirements, and provided inaccurate
compliance certifications. The complaint also alleges that
the plant exceeded its discharge permit limits for
dissolved oxygen, pH, phosphorus, mercury, fecal coliform,
total suspended solids, and the percentage of suspended
solids removed.
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