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Informational open houses on Kalamazoo River cleanup June 27, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Release Date: 06/14/2007
Contact Information: Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov Don de Blasio, 312-886-4360, deblasio.don@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 07-OPA099

(Chicago, Ill. - June 13, 2007) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is holding two open house sessions June 27 on the Kalamazoo River cleanup. Both will be at the Comfort Inn, 622 Allegan St., Plainwell, Mich. Residents are invited to drop by from 1:30 to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The sessions will be identical. No formal presentation is planned. State and local officials may also attend.

If special accommodations are needed, contact EPA community involvement coordinator Don de Blasio by June 20 at 800-621-8431, ext. 64360 (weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), or deblasio.don@epa.gov.

EPA-overseen dredging of PCB-contaminated sediment near the Plainwell Impoundment began last week. The project is expected to continue through fall 2008. Site information including new photos is posted at http://www.epa.gov/region5/sites/kalproject .

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