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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 18:37:03 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: EPA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH TECHNISAND
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT: (Media) William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254
          (Technical) Farro Assadi, (312) 886-1424
          (Legal) John Steketee, (312) 886-0558

For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA028

EPA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH TECHNISAND

CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2002) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 has reached an agreement with TechniSand Inc. on
alleged clean air violations at the company's sand processing
plant, 3840 Livingston Road, Bridgman, Mich.

The agreement includes a $28,192 penalty and  two supplemental
environmental projects costing $124,500.  It resolves an
administrative complaint filed last August alleging TechniSand
violated limits on particulate (dust) emissions.

"TechniSand will buy and install new pollution control
equipment and pave roads and parking areas at the plant," said
EPA Region 5 Administrator Thomas V. Skinner.  "This will
significantly cut dust emissions from the plant, meaning
cleaner, healthier air for Bridgman residents."

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 goes beyond what is required by EPA
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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