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Media Advisory: EPA Administrator Johnson to visit Black Lagoon cleanup site in Trenton

Release Date: 11/14/2005
Contact Information:

CONTACT: Anne Rowan, (312) 353-9391

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA240


CHICAGO (Nov. 14, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson will be in Trenton, Mich., to discuss the completed cleanup of contaminated sediments in the Black Lagoon, an inlet of the Detroit River. This cleanup was the first to be funded under the Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2002.

When: 9 a.m., E.S.T., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005

Where: Meyer-Ellias Park (at the waterfront) at the corner of W. Jefferson and Helen Avenues, Trenton. Parking is available on Helen Ave.

Who: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester, Trenton Mayor Gerald R. Brown, Dennis L. Schornack, International Joint Commission and Lt. Colonel Donald P. Lauzon, Commander, Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Photo Op: The removal of the silt curtain used in the cleanup.


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