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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 15:45:54 -0500
Subject: [r5news] EPA SETTLES WITH NORTRU ON HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS
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               U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT: Karen Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA152

EPA SETTLES WITH NORTRU ON HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2002) --  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
has reached agreement with Nortru Inc. for alleged hazardous-waste
violations at three Detroit, Mich., facilities.  The company will pay a
$225,000 fine.

The complaint was filed in September against Nortru waste facilities
located on Lycaste and Hillger streets in Detroit.  It said Nortru
violated the Resource Conservation Recovery Act and Clean Air Act air
emissions standards as well as rules governing storage and record-keeping
for hazardous wastes.

In addition to the fine, Nortru is required to install new air pollution
control devices on its container processing equipment and shut down other
operations.

Under RCRA, passed by Congress in 1976, EPA regulates hazardous waste from
production to final disposal.

About Nortru, Inc.
Nortru is an industrial paint recycler based at 663 Lycaste Ave., Detroit.

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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