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Public Meeting on Cleanup Plan for Milwaukee's Burnham Canal

Release Date: 06/21/2011
Contact Information: Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov

For Immediate Release

No. 11-OPA058

(CHICAGO – June 21, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting on June 28 to update the public and take comments on a proposed cleanup plan for the Burnham Canal Superfund site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the United Community Center, 1028 S. Ninth St., Milwaukee.

EPA has proposed a $2.3 million cleanup plan to remove contaminated sediment at the west end of the canal and contaminated soil along the west bank near the 11th Street Bridge. The site is about one-half mile south of the Menomonee River.

The public comment period ends July 15. Site documents and information on submitting comments can be found at www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/burnham. Site documents are also available for review at the Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., and the United Community Center. For special accommodations at the meeting, contact Heriberto Leon at 800-621-8431, Ext. 66163, 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m, weekdays.

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