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Media Advisory: Briefing on Kokomo, Indiana's, Continental Steel Superfund site, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.

Release Date: 11/09/2009
Contact Information: (EPA) Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov (IDEM) Barry Sneed, 317-232-8596

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 09-OPA222

(CHICAGO - Nov. 9, 2009) Officials from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and Indiana Department of Environmental Management will brief media on recent $5.9 million Recovery Act-funded cleanup progress at Kokomo's Continental Steel Superfund site, Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

Please meet at the EPA trailer at the Acid Lagoon Area west of the water treatment plant, at the intersection of Markland Avenue and South Berkley Road. A tour of current work areas will follow a short update by EPA and IDEM.

Continental Steel operated from about 1914 to 1986, when it filed for bankruptcy. A major local employer, the facility produced nails, wire and fencing from scrap metal. The site was added to EPA's Superfund National Priorities List in 1989.

Please bring appropriate footwear--it may be wet or muddy--and outdoor clothing.

See more information at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/eparecovery/continental_steel.html.

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