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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA inspectors find no urgent threat to public health at River Shannon Recycling in Riverdale, Ill.

Release Date: 11/01/2007
Contact Information: Anne Rowan, 312- 353-9391,

07-OPA 202

(Chicago - Oct. 31, 2007)-Following an inspection yesterday at River Shannon Recycling in Riverdale, Ill., EPA's four-person team has concluded that
there are not elevated levels of mercury in the air beyond the facility.

A story in Monday's Chicago Tribune alerted EPA to possible public health and environmental compliance issues at River Shannon, a treatment
and recycling operation.

While EPA inspectors found no evidence that River Shannon poses a current public health threat from mercury emissions, EPA is continuing to
evaluate whether or not the company is complying with Federal environmental law and regulations on the handling and disposal of hazardous wastes.

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