GOOD WORK ON THIS!!! OUTSTANDING VICTORY!!!!
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A wise decision from the MDEQ and hats off to Rob Cedar and the HEAT folks for letting us all breathe a bit easier.
From MDEQ moments ago…………………….
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2005
Contact: Robert McCann
Denies Permit Application for
Department of Environmental Quality has announced the denial of a permit
application from Michigan Waste Services, a medical waste incinerator located
The DEQ noted in a denial letter to the company that their failure to demonstrate a commitment to comply with the conditions in the draft permit, as well as their continued failure to comply with a current permit and consent order for the existing incinerator, led to the decision to deny their application. Specifically, the DEQ noted MWS failure to implement a mercury waste reduction plan, failure to perform required preventative maintenance activities, and failure to complete maintenance records.
Waste Services history of operating far outside the boundaries of environmental
regulations played a large role in the decision to deny this permit
application," said G. Vinson Hellwig, Chief of the DEQ's Air Quality
Division and decision maker on the permit application. "Their
continued violations are unacceptable to the community, and are unfair to the
many businesses in
In addition to the denial of MWS new permit application, the DEQ announced that it has begun the process to revoke the company's current operating permit for the existing medical waste incinerator. This process will require additional hearings, including a public hearing and comment period which will be detailed in the coming weeks. In the interim, while the revocation process takes place, the company has a right to continue operations at the facility pending the outcome of the legal process.
Thomas K. Rohrer, Director
Environmental Studies Program
318 Brooks Hall
Mt. Pleasant MI 48859
Ph. (989) 774-4409
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