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U.S. EPA CONSENT DECREE WILL COLLECT $50,000 FROM CAL NEVA LODGE

   U.S. EPA CONSENT DECREE WILL COLLECT $50,000 FROM CAL NEVA LODGE
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced the entering of a consent decree with Cal Neva Lodge Inc., Crystal Bay, Nev., which resolves allegations that the company mishandled asbestos during renovation of its casino.  Cal Neva has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty.
    The decree was entered in U.S. District Court, Reno, Nev.
    The suit against Cal Neva alleged that employees removed approximately 5,000 square feet of friable asbestos ceiling material from its entrance and casino areas in April 1989.  Friable asbestos is the type that can crumble and be reduced to powder when dry.  During ceiling renovations, portions of the lodge and casino remained open to the public.
    U.S. EPA's legal action faulted the lodge for failure to notify the agency of its intention to engage in asbestos removal activities, as well as other violations of federal rules, including improper handling and disposal of asbestos material.
    Asbestos demolition and renovation regulations are intended to keep asbestos fibers out of the ambient air because no safe exposure level to airborne asbestos fibers is known.  When inhaled, asbestos can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, a cancer of the chest and abdominal cavity.  If not wetted down or packaged correctly, asbestos fibers can become airborne for considerable periods of time.  When settled, any routine movement can cause these fibers to be reintroduced into the ambient air, where they can be inhaled.
    -0-              11/08/91
    /CONTACT:  Bill Glenn of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1589/ CO:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST:  California, Nevada IN: SU: JP -- SF008 -- 2737 11/08/91 16:51 EST
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