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EPA proposes cleanup plan for Ohio's Peters Cartridge Superfund site; meeting July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Release Date: 07/10/2009
Contact Information: Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov Patricia Krause, 312-886-9506, krause.patricia@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 09-OPA125


(Chicago - July 10, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has proposed a cleanup plan for the Peters Cartridge Factory Superfund site in Kings Mill, Ohio. A comment period runs through Aug. 6. A public meeting to answer questions about the plan will be held Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Warren County Administration Building, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon.

The property, at 1415 Grandin Road, was established as a munitions manufacturing facility beginning in 1887. Currently, several small businesses operate on the site. EPA investigations at the property began in 1990.

EPA evaluated four cleanup alternatives and proposes a $5 million plan that includes digging up 32,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and backfilling with clean material. The contaminated soil would be consolidated on-site and covered to prevent contact by people and wildlife. Cleanup would also include excavation of three shoreline sediment areas and removing debris near discharge pipes along the Little Miami River. The plan would restrict future land use to non-residential uses and limit other activities on the site.

A fact sheet on the proposed plan sent to area residents and other site information is at http://www.epa.gov/region5/sites/peterscartridge. Written and oral comments on the proposed cleanup plan will be accepted at the July 15 meeting. They may also be submitted electronically at http://www.epa.gov/region5/publiccomment/peterscartridge-pubcomment.htm, or faxed to EPA Community Involvement Coordinator Patricia Krause at 312-697-2568. Residents who need special accommodations at the meeting may contact Krause at 800-621-8431, Ext. 69506.

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