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St. Louis Park, Minn., Vapor Intrusion Study Update meeting March 19

Release Date: 03/12/2008
Contact Information: (EPA) Don de Blasio, 312-886-4360, deblasio.don@epa.gov (EPA) Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov (St. Louis Park) Jamie Zwilling, 952-924-2632

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 08-OPA031

CHICAGO (March 11, 2008) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will host a public meeting to update residents on findings of the vapor intrusion study being conducted in the vicinity of Highway 7 and Wooddale Avenue. The meeting will be 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the St. Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Vapors from volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, have been found in some area ground water and could get into homes and commercial buildings. EPA has screened about 250 St. Louis Park properties since December. A Web site is at http://www.epa.gov/region5/sites/stlouispark/index.htm

Officials from partner agencies are expected at the meeting. Partner agencies include Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Public Health, Hennepin County and the city of St. Louis Park.
For more information or special accommodations at the meeting, contact EPA community involvement coordinator Don de Blasio, 800-621-8431, Ext. 64360 (weekdays 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or deblasio.don@epa.gov.

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