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MONDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Congressional Black Caucus, to Stop at the Savannah River Site Near Aiken on Environmental Justice Tour

Release Date: 04/16/2010
Contact Information: Carl Terry, 678-576-6806, terry.carl@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – April 16, 2010) On Monday, President Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, along with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will stop near Aiken, S.C., to visit the Savannah River Site (SRS) on their Environmental Justice Tour.

The joint EPA-CBC tour is meant to highlight the impact of environmental issues on underserved communities throughout the country. The tour was kicked off in Mississippi with visit to Greenville and Jackson in January, hosted by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.). Stops in South Carolina mark the second leg of the tour, and will include meetings and public events in Spartanburg, Columbia, Aiken and North Charleston.


WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson;
Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC);
Stan Meiburg, EPA Acting Regional Administrator; and
Jack Craig, SRS Acting Site Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

WHAT: South Carolina Environmental Justice Tour Savannah River Site Visit

WHEN: Monday, April 19, 2010, from 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: ***To receive location and clearance to the Savannah River Site, please RSVP to Will Callicot at 803-952-9583***


*** Credentialed press who would like to interview Administrator Lisa P. Jackon and/or attend the South Carolina Environmental Justice Tour, should e-mail terry.carl@epa.gov or call 678-576-6806 by Saturday, April 17, to RSVP. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information in your request.