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EPA, GENERAL MOTORS CELEBRATE ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN PONTIAC

Release Date: 12/05/2000
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FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, DEC. 5, 2000

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

EPA, GENERAL MOTORS CELEBRATE ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN PONTIAC



On Dec. 6, EPA Assistant Administrator Timothy Fields, Jr., will recognize the General Motors Truck Product Center in Pontiac, Mich. as the 500th high priority facility to meet environmental goals under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action program. EPA will also recognize the facility for its $1.2 billion redevelopment plan that turned the once abandoned site into a 650-acre business park. The environmental goals were implemented to ensure that human health exposure and groundwater releases are under control at RCRA high priority facilities. There are 1714 high priority facilities across the country that are required to clean up any contamination at their facilities under the RCRA Corrective Action program. More information is available at: http:www.epa.gov/correctiveaction/reforms.htm or by calling the RCRA hotline at 1-800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810.

DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 6

TIME: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

LOCATION: General Motors Truck Product Center - Central Building
2000 Centerpark Parkway, Pontiac, MI

INVITED GUESTS: GM Vice President for Energy and Environment and Chief Environmental Officer, Dennis Minano, Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.), Congressmen John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) and Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.), and the Mayor of Pontiac, Walter M. Moore.

DIRECTIONS:
From Detroit Metro Airport:
I-94 east to Detroit. I-75 north to Pontiac (the signs will say I-75 north to Flint). Approaching the GM facility from I-75, veer west onto Square Lake Road. Exit onto Opdyke Road and go north. Turn west onto South Blvd. The GM Truck Product Center -- Center Building will be on the right. Turn right into the parking area. Driving time to Pontiac is approximately one hour.

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