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Note to correspondents: media availability to precede Fox River cleanup meeting, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Release Date: 12/04/2006
Contact Information: (EPA) Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov (EPA) Susan Pastor, (312) 353-1325, pastor.susan@epa.gov (WDNR) Greg Swanson, (608) 264-6024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 06-OPA227

CHICAGO (Dec. 4, 2006) - Green Bay area media are invited to discuss the proposed modification to the Fox River cleanup plan with environmental officials before the Dec. 5 public meeting at the Brown County Library, 515 Pine St.

The media availability with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The public meeting begins at 7 p.m.

A comment period on the proposed cleanup plan modification ends Jan. 11, 2007. The proposed plan builds on the current plan for Fox River operable units 2 - 5 (Appleton to Green Bay), taking advantage of the benefits of both dredging and capping to minimize further PCB-contamination impacts on the river system.

A detailed fact sheet with a comment form has been posted at http://epa.gov/region5/sites/foxriver/ .

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