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Press Release

Drake Chemical

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION III- OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029
Phone - 215/814-5100 Fax - 215/814-5102

EPA Environmental News
April 6, 1998

For immediate release

For further information, contact:
David Polish
EPA, Community Involvement Coordinator
215-814-3327

Drake Team Returns to Full Production

LOCK HAVEN, PA: April 6, 1998 -- The Drake Cleanup Team resumed cleaning contaminated soil, at this former chemical company site, shortly after noon today. Incinerator production had been idled for nearly a week for maintenance.

Worn refractory brick within the incinerator kiln was replaced late last week, and technicians restarted the burners Saturday. Burner temperatures were gradually raised over the weekend as the incinerator was brought up to effective operating temperatures.

Since beginning full-scale production on March 4, the Drake Cleanup Team has cleaned more than 16,800 tons of soil.

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