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MEDIA ADVISORY: Briefing on Recovery Act-Funded Evansville Superfund Site April 6, 12:30 p.m.

Release Date: 04/05/2010
Contact Information: (EPA) Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov (IDEM) Amy Hartsock, 317-233-4927, ahartsoc@idem.in.gov (Evansville) Audra Levy, 812-436-4969

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 10-OPA035

(CHICAGO – April 5, 2010) Tomorrow, April 6, at 12:30 p.m., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and Indiana Department of Environmental Management will announce the start of 2010 cleanup work at Evansville, Ind.’s, Jacobsville Neighborhood Superfund site. A briefing will be held at a vacant lot slated for redevelopment on the 100 block of West Michigan Street. Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel will also take part in the briefing. Construction equipment will be visible.

The 2010 work involves cleanup of about 300 lead-contaminated properties and is being funded through at least $5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. There is no cost to residents.

See more information on the Jacobsville Neighborhood Superfund site at http://www.epa.gov/region5/sites/jacobsville/index.htm.

See more information on the Recovery Act at http://www.Recovery.gov.

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