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EPA to hold meeting on study of Armco Hamilton site

Release Date: 10/18/2005
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CONTACT: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA215


CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will hold a public meeting to discuss the pollution study of the Armco Hamilton Superfund site in New Miami, Ohio, on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at the Lane Public Library, 300 N. Third St., Hamilton.

EPA will oversee a study by site owner AK Steel to identify the types and amounts of contamination in the soil, mud (sediment), and surface and underground water on and near the former industrial site. The study will also evaluate human health and environmental risks if any posed by the pollution, which is mainly waste from years of steel production. Information gathered in the study will be published by EPA in a document called a remedial investigation report.

The site consists of about 252 acres divided between two pieces of property north and south of Augspurger Road in New Miami. It was the former location of a facility that once produced iron for steel making.

For more information about the meeting or the study, contact EPA Community Involvement Coordinator Susan Pastor at (312) 353-1325 or email her at pastor.susan@epa.gov or EPA project manager Pablo Valentin at (312) 353-2886, valentin.pablo@epa.gov. A fact sheet about the study is available on EPA's Web site
http://www.epa.gov/region5/sites/Final_RI_Kickoff_Fact_Sheet_9-05.pdf. Documents about the Armco Hamilton site will be available in an information repository at Lane Public Library.