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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 04-OPA066

EPA seeks comments on permit renewal applications by EDS

CHICAGO (May. 26, 2004) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
proposes to renew underground injection control permits for two commercial
hazardous waste injection wells owned by Environmental Disposal Systems
Inc., in Romulus, Mich., and seeks public comments.  The original permits
were issued in April 1998 and expired in October 2003.

The permits allow EDS to dispose of liquid hazardous and nonhazardous
waste by injecting it into the two wells.  The waste will include diluted
acids, spent solvents and landfill drainage as well as a variety of
nonhazardous materials.  The average daily volume of waste injected will
be approximately 240,000 gallons and the maximum injection pressure
allowed will be 765 pounds per square inch.

New conditions in the draft permits include changes to the waste analysis
plan, the injection rate and pressure, the plugging plan, and limitations
on the injection of several kinds of hazardous waste.  These conditions
were added to reflect more precise information known about the wells after
they were constructed and to make the permits consistent with the recently
approved exemption to the federal ban on the land disposal of hazardous
waste.

The conditions of the April 1998 permits are effective and enforceable
until the effective date of the new permits, unless the new permits are
denied.

EPA will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the permit renewal
applications from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Crowne
Plaza Detroit, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus, Mich.  EPA will accept oral
and written comments on the proposed permit renewals.  A court reporter
will record all comments.

Written comments may be sent to Dana Rzeznik, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (WU-16J), 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590.
Comments may also be e-mailed to rzeznik.dana@epa.gov. Comments must be
postmarked or e-mail dated before midnight July 12, 2004.

The draft permits and other documents related to the EDS wells are
available for review at the following libraries:  Eshleman Library, Henry
Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn; Romulus Public
Library, 11121 Wayne Road; and Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee
Road.  A more extensive record is available for review at EPA regional
offices in Chicago.

Any person who files a comment on the draft permits or participates in the
public hearing may petition the Environmental Appeals Board to review any
condition of the final decisions.

To read the draft permits, other official documents and for more
information about  EPA's underground injection control program, visit
EPA's Web site at www.epa.gov/r5water/uic/uic.htm

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