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

  EPA Orders Henkel Surface Technologies to Clean up Hazardous Waste at 
Morenci, Mich., Facility
Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA058

CHICAGO (Apr. 29, 2002) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has 
ordered Henkel Surface Technologies to investigate and clean up hazardous 
wastes at its former specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Morenci, 

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA has ordered Henkel to:

     * determine the nature and extent of hazardous waste releases from the 
     * identify and evaluate corrective actions necessary to prevent 
movement of hazardous wastes from the facility, especially into Bean Creek; and
     * implement the EPA-approved plan in a timely manner.

In May 2000, EPA offered Henkel a voluntary corrective action agreement for 
cleanup at the site but the parties were unable to come to an understanding.

About Henkel Surface Technologies
Henkel is a manufacturer of chemical specialty products for metal cleaning 
and treating, metal drawing compounds, lubricants and rust inhibitors. It 
is located on 10 acres at 322 W. Main St., Morenci, Mich.

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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PO Box 39,  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039
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