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Sediment field sampling to begin today in Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior

Release Date: 02/28/2011
Contact Information: Jayna Legg 312-353-0562, legg.jayna@epa.gov

Feb. 28, 2001

For Immediate Release
No. 11-OPA019

CHICAGO --- Survey and sediment sampling work will begin today at the Ashland Northern States Power Lakefront Superfund site in Ashland, Wisconsin.

The work is being done under the supervision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Northern States Power of Wisconsin and its contractors will take sediment samples in Chequamegon Bay, in the area between the boat landing and the marina.

The sampling work will take about three weeks. Survey and sampling results will be used in the design of the cleanup at the site. Last fall, the EPA selected a cleanup plan that will cost between $83 million and $98 million.

For questions, contact Patricia Krause, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator at krause.patricia@epa.gov, 800-621-8431, Ext. 69506, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays; or John Robinson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, at john.robinson@wisconsin.gov, 715-365-8976.

Additional information can be found online at http://www.epa.gov/region5/sites/ashland.