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CEI RECYCLES FLY ASH IN GATEWAY PROJECT

 CEI RECYCLES FLY ASH IN GATEWAY PROJECT
 CLEVELAND, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction for the Gateway


Project officially kicks off today with a ground-breaking ceremony at the downtown Cleveland site. Part of the $362 million project will be built using a recycled by-product from Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company (CEI) power plants.
 About 5,000 tons of fly ash, or approximately 250 truckloads, from the company's Avon Lake and Eastlake power plants will be used to make concrete to build the downtown Cleveland sports complex. Fly ash is a powdery residue from burning coal. Several building material suppliers will use the fly ash to produce several thousand cubic yards of concrete for the Gateway Project. Truckloads of fly ash began arriving at area suppliers late last week.
 "Fly ash is a valuable, versatile and economical resource because it adds strength to concrete and reduces production costs," said Joseph C. Szwejkowski, ash utilization coordinator for Centerior Energy, parent company of CEI. "Recycling fly ash also makes good environmental sense."
 CEI markets about 10 percent of the 335,000 tons of fly ash produced annually at its four coal-fired power plants. CEI fly ash has been used in repaving the main runway at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, in stretches of I-75 near Detroit, and in the foundation of the Ford-Nissan Plant in Avon Lake.
 Selling fly ash also saves CEI customers money.
 "Fly ash is always available for recycling," said Szwejkowski. "We're not making much money from the sale of it, but there are some savings since we are not paying disposal costs. In the long run, that saves our customers money."
 Fly ash also has been donated by CEI to several Northeast Ohio communities for land reclamation projects. When completed, these sites are covered with topsoil and seeded with grass. Many of these areas are now community parks, baseball and soccer fields.
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 /CONTACT: Todd Schneider of CEI, 216-479-4905/ CO: Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company ST: Ohio IN: UTI SU:


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