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U.S. EPA accepting public comments on proposed cleanup plan for Aerojet Superfund site in Northern Calif.

Release Date: 05/01/2013
Contact Information: David Yogi, 415/972-3350, yogi.david@epa.gov

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today will begin accepting public comments on its proposed plan for a portion of the Aerojet General Corporation Superfund Site, located in Sacramento County, Calif. This portion of the site is known as the Boundary Operable Unit.

EPA will be accepting public comments on the plan until June 7, 2013, and will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed plan at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Rancho Cordova City Hall in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

The proposed plan will address human and ecological health risks and risks to groundwater posed by contaminated soil and soil vapor within the operable unit. Previous investigations found soil and soil vapor at the site to be contaminated with chemicals (such as trichloroethene [TCE], tetrachloroethene [PCE], and perchlorate) used in past industrial chemical manufacturing, pesticide manufacturing, and rocket propulsion systems manufacturing and testing operations.

To see a copy of the proposed plan, instructions for submitting comments, a fact sheet on this announcement, information about the forthcoming public meeting, and more information about the Aerojet site, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/region09/aerojet.

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