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Media Advisory: EPA, State and Local Officials To Hold Media Briefing on Hammond Gas Leak Today

Release Date: 08/18/2010
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10-OPA096

August 18, 2010

Chicago, Ill. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with Indiana and Hammond officials, will hold a media briefing on the BP underground gas leak near 175th Street and White Oak Ave., Hammond, Ind.

Participants will include EPA Regional Administrator Susan Hedman, Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. and other officials.

The briefing will take place in Hammond at 1:30 p.m. CT.
Media should park at 175th and Walnut streets and proceed east on 175th to be escorted to the briefing.

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