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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 08:37:56 -0500
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT: (Media) William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254
          (Technical) Farro Assadi, (312) 886-1424
          (Legal) John Steketee, (312) 886-0558

For Immediate Release                             No. 01-OPA154


CHICAGO (SEPT. 27, 2001) -- U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against
TechniSand Inc. for alleged violations of federally enforceable
state clean-air regulations at the company's sand processing
plant, 3840 Livingston Road, Bridgman, Mich.  A $214,003
penalty was proposed.

The EPA complaint alleges that tests done by the company in
October and November 1998, and in January 1999, show that
TechniSand failed to comply with state particulate (smoke,
dust, ash) emission limits.

TechniSand has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an
answer and request a hearing.  EPA has already had two informal
meetings with the company to discuss the allegations and how to
resolve them.

"EPA's mission is to protect public health and the
environment," said Bharat Mathur, director of the regional Air
and Radiation Division.  "We will take whatever steps are
necessary to ensure compliance with clean air regulations."

Inhaling high concentrations of particulates can affect
children, the elderly and people with heart and lung diseases
the most.

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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