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

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 18:17:51 -0500 (EST)
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:  Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 02 - OPA032


CHICAGO (Feb. 27, 2002) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region
5 has approved a Class 1 nonhazardous injection well permit for Sun
Pipe Line of Philadelphia. The permit allows the company to construct a
deep well at Inkster Road and I-94 in Romulus, Mich., to inject brine
(saltwater) into the Mt. Simon geologic formation.

Sun Pipe Line will produce brine when it enlarges caverns for the
storage of liquified petroleum gas.  The permit includes safeguards to
ensure that hazardous wastes are not injected, including requirements
that the company do additional analysis of any brine it may extract
from the Mt. Simon formation.  The Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality recently denied the company's application for an extraction
well permit.

The approval of an injection well permit for Sun Pipe Line does not
affect any other pending permit applications to EPA in the area.

The final permit can be reviewed on EPA's Web site:
www.epa.gov/r5water/uic/uichot.htm   It will also be available at the
Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road, and the Taylor Community
Library, 12303 Pardee.

Underground injection control permits are designed to protect
underground sources of drinking water from contamination.

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

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