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Media availability/photo opportunity 2 p.m. today on Chicago Lakefront

Release Date: 03/17/2011
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, 312-502-2669 (cell), cannon.phillippa@epa.gov; Anne Rowan, 312-296-0883 (cell)

For Immediate Release
No. 11-OPA022

Chicago (March 16, 2011) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and representatives from environmental groups and health organizations will hold a media availability session and photo opportunity at 2 p.m. today at Burnham Park and Harbor (on the north side of the museum campus between the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium) to highlight the benefits of the proposed first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

Representatives from the American Lung Association in Illinois - Greater Chicago, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, the Sierra Club, Alivio Medical Centers and University of Illinois-Chicago will participate.