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EPA FINISHES LEAD CLEANUP AT RESIDENCE IN KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Release Date: 07/11/2012
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute 312-886-7613 312-898-2042 Cell arcaute.francisco@epa.gov

(July 11, 2012, Chicago) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finished removing lead-contaminated soil and battery casings from a house located on Lovers Lane in rural Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan.

EPA closed two drinking wells, laid plastic sheeting underneath the home’s crawl space, and placed grass seed, fertilizer, and hay on new, clean soil. EPA also replaced shrubs, trees, and plants that were uprooted.

EPA's cleanup came in response to a request from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. In December 2011, EPA conducted a site study and documented that battery casings were present throughout the property.

For information, please contact Dave Novak, EPA community involvement coordinator, at 312-802-0680.


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