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EPA Prepares to Begin Phase II of Soil Cleanup in Harriman Park, Collegeville and Fairmont Communities

Release Date: 08/15/2014
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main) pinkney.james@epa.gov

ATLANTA – EPA’s Superfund removal action at the 35th Avenue Superfund Site in Birmingham, AL is currently preparing to begin the second phase of cleanup, which is scheduled to begin in late August 2014. The Phase II cleanup includes soil removal activities of approximately 30 residences that exceed higher risk levels where children are present in the Harriman Park, Collegeville and Fairmont communities.

EPA’s next steps include interviewing residence of the properties where the removal activities will take place, conducting removal activities on Phase II properties and continue to discuss sampling results with residents as well as identifying and prioritizing properties for clean-up.

EPA will continue to ensure the affected community and local, state and federal officials are well informed and are provided opportunities to work with us on agency response activities. As part of that process, EPA will periodically attend neighborhood association meeting and environmental organization meetings as well as continue to attend a series meetings with the North Birmingham Community Coalition (NBCC) focusing on the community’s environmental issues.


To learn more about the 35th Avenue Superfund Site please visit: http://epa.gov/northbhamproject/

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