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Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 12:22:00 -0400
Subject: [r5news] EPA Cites Wayne Disposal for Clean-air Violations
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release
No. 03-OPA134

EPA Cites Wayne Disposal for Clean-air Violations

CHICAGO (Sept. 2, 2003) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
has cited Wayne Disposal Inc. for alleged clean-air violations at the
company’s municipal solid waste landfill, 49350 N. I-94 Service Drive,
Belleville, Mich.

EPA alleges Wayne Disposal violated the federal plan for municipal solid
waste landfills when it failed to submit design capacity and emission rate
reports, a design plan and progress reports.  In addition, the company did
not meet interim milestone dates and the final date for complying with the
federal plan.

These are preliminary findings of violations.  To resolve them, EPA may
issue a compliance order, assess an administrative penalty or bring suit
against the company.  Wayne Disposal has 30 days from receipt of the
notice to hold a meeting with EPA to discuss the allegations and how to
resolve them.

“EPA’s mission is to protect public health and the environment,” said
Region 5 Administrator Thomas V. Skinner.  “We will take whatever steps
are needed to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act.”
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