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EPA to Host a Public Meeting for the Black Leaf Chemical Site in Louisville, KY

Release Date: 11/08/2011
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting for neighboring residents and businesses of the Black Leaf Chemical Site at 7:00 p.m. on November 10, 2011 at the Wheatley Elementary School, 1107 South 17th Street, Louisville, KY.

The Black Leaf Chemical Site is a former pesticide manufacturing facility located in the Louisville Industrial Park at 1391 Dixie Highway in Louisville, KY. The site, which is located on a 29 acre property in the Park Hill neighborhood operated from the 1930s to the 1970s, and handled pesticides such as Black Leaf 40, DDT, Dieldrin, and Lindane.

Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Neema Atashi, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (800) 564-7577 or (404) 562-8150.

For more information about the site, please visit: www.epaosc.org/blackleaf

ATTENTION: A media availability session will be held from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Wheatley Elementary School, 1107 South 17th Street, Louisville, KY. Site representatives will be available to answer media questions concerning site activities.