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Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:11:32 -0500
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CONTACT: (Media) William Omohundro,(312)353-8254
(Technical) Spiros Bourgikos,(312) 886-6862
(Legal) Joseph Williams, (312) 886-6631

For Immediate Release No.01-OPA077


CHICAGO (MAY 22, 2001)-U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 has reached an
agreement with Cade Autoair Inc.
on alleged violations of federal
clean-air regulations at the
company's metal parts plant,
5640 Enterprise Drive, Lansing,
The agreement, which includes a
$10,500 fine and a supplemental
environmental project, resolves
an EPA administrative complaint
filed Sept. 26, 2000. The
complaint alleged that Cade
failed to comply with federal
reporting and recordkeeping
requirements and failed to
demonstrate that it had not
exceeded federal limits on
emissions of trichloroethylene -
a hazardous air pollutant-from
its degreaser.  The violations
were discovered during a state
inspection in June 1998.
For its supplemental
environmental project, Cade will
install equipment at a cost of
at least $82,700 that will
eliminate the use of its
halogenated solvent degreaser by
the end of March 2002. It will
also train its workers in clean
area procedures and requirements
and report to EPA on the project
until 2005.
"We are pleased that Cade has
agreed to complete this
environmental project to improve
the quality of our air," said
Cheryl Newton, acting director
of the regional Air and
Radiation Division.

Companies may voluntarily
propose supplemental
environmental projects to be
included in their settlements.
EPA may reduce monetary
penalties if it believes a
project will cut pollution
significantly and the project
goes beyond what is required by
EPA regulations.
Breathing small amounts of
trichloroethylene for short
periods may cause headaches,
lung irritation, dizziness, poor
coordination and difficulty in
concentrating. Breathing it for
long periods may cause nerve,
lung, kidney and liver damage.
EPA considers trichloroethylene
as an intermediate between a
probable and a possible
cancer-causing agent in humans.

About EPA
Founded in 1970, EPA is
responsible for protecting the
environment and human health.
The Agency enforces air, water
and land laws and ensures that
designated health standards are
met. EPA Region 5 includes six
Great Lakes states: Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
Ohio and Wisconsin.
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