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EPA Announces Dec. 17 Public Availability Session in York, Neb., to Discuss Groundwater Contamination Issues

Release Date: 12/11/2013
Contact Information: Belinda Young, 913-551-7463, young.belinda@epa.gov

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(Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 11, 2013) - EPA Region 7 today announced a Public Availability Session will be held in York, Neb., to discuss groundwater sampling results and EPA’s actions to protect human health and the environment.

EPA representatives will also discuss the proposed listing of two contaminated sites in York on the National Priorities List (NPL) for cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund. A short presentation will begin at the start of the meeting.

WHAT: Public Availability Session to discuss groundwater contamination issues in York, Neb.

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

WHERE: Kilgore Memorial Library, 520 Nebraska Avenue, York, Neb. 68467


The contaminants of concern at the sites include trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE). These contaminants are man-made solvents commonly used as industrial degreasers, among other uses.

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