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Release Date: 04/19/2005
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Environmental News
Shawntell Martin
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April 19, 2005


Winners from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska will be awarded Pollution Prevention Environmental Excellence awards by EPA Region 7 at a ceremony, Tuesday, April 26, during this year’s Midwest Region Environmental Conference.

Regional Administrator Jim Gulliford will present an Environmental Excellence Award plaque to each winner during the ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. The conference is sponsored by Associated Industries of Missouri. This year’s winners are:

General Pollution Prevention:

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Fasco Industries, Inc., Cassville, Mo. (2 p.p., 65.1 KB): The facility recycled 21,000 pounds of plastic shrink wrap and saved $15,000 in solid waste disposal costs. The elimination of acetone as a cleaning agent resulted in the elimination of a hazardous waste stream and a $1,300 savings.

3M (2 p.p., 61.4 KB): Six facilities in the 3M Region 7 area have completed 247 projects and reduced air, solid waste and water pollution by 17 million pounds.

Cobalt Boats, Neodesha, Kan. (2 p.p., 57.6 KB): The installation of temperature-sensitive acetone recycling equipment has allowed the facility to recover 30,000 gallons of acetone for reuse.

Missouri American Water, St. Joseph, Mo.
(2 p.p., 63.7 KB): Eliminating more than 6,000 tons of water treatment residuals from the waste stream each year through beneficial land application has increased the facility’s cost savings. The facility has also reduced solid waste produced in the polyphosphate treatment process by substituting a bulk feeding process and eliminated all of the plastic barrels used to store the product.

Environmentally Preferable Products and Services:

EFCO Corp., Monett, Mo. (2 p.p., 61.1 KB): The facility turned 10 million pounds of waste from landfills into usable products.

Habitat ReStore’s Deconstruction Services and Metzler Remodeling, Kansas City, Mo.
(2 p.p., 77.8 KB): Reusing 357 tons of building materials has allowed the facility to conserve natural resources and energy consumption required to manufacture new building materials.

Community Pollution Prevention:

American Ordnance, LLC, Middletown, Iowa (2 p.p., 57.3 KB): The facility has reduced the amount a fly ash transported to a landfill by 460 tons and developed solid waste recycling programs for more than 3.5 million pounds of aluminum, steel, mixed metals, copper, lead and cardboard.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable or Alternative Energy Sources:

Alberici Constructors Inc., St. Louis (2 p.p., 60.4 KB): The company developed a new world headquarters that included a storm-water management system to eliminate all runoff and a 30,000 gallon roof cistern to capture rainwater used to supply toilets and urinals.

Honorable Mention Winners:
Bausch & Lomb, St. Louis, Missouri
Flick Seed Co., Kingsville, Missouri
Deluxe Corp., Lenexa, Kansas
Pfizer, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska
RHS, Inc., Hiawatha, Kansas
Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill South, Lincoln, Nebraska
Good Natured Family Farms, Bronson, Kansas
Community Mercantile, Lawrence, Kansas
Metro Waste Authority and EMC Insurance, Bondurant, Iowa
Kross Office Outfitters, Kansas City, Kansas

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