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EPA to Hold Public Meeting Regarding J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund Site, Ruskin, FL

Release Date: 01/07/2011
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – Jan. 7, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 regarding the J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund site in Ruskin, Fla. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) will provide information and answer questions about upcoming activities at the site. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S in Ruskin.

The J.J. Seifert Machine Company has operated continuously at the site since 1962. The facility manufactures products such as electronic components, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures. The primary source of groundwater contamination at the site is a former tetrachloroethylene (PCE) vapor degreaser, which was used to clean parts.

Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Sherryl A. Carbonaro, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (678) 575-7355.

ATTENTION: A media availability session will be held prior to the public meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, to allow officials to answer questions from the media. The media session is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S, Ruskin, Fla. EPA, FDEP and FDOH will be available to answer media questions concerning upcoming activities at the site. This arrangement will allow for the public to use the entire public meeting to get information and have their questions answered.