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Release Date: 8/8/1995
Contact Information: Lois Grunwald, U.S. EPA,, (415) 744-1588

  (San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced a proposed plan for cleaning up soil contamination at the Industrial Waste Processing Superfund Site, Fresno, Calif.

     The public is invited to attend a community meeting and provide comments on the proposal. The meeting will be held August
17, 1995 at 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest Church 5415 North West Avenue, Fresno.
     "After careful and thorough investigation of the environmental problems at this site and an evaluation of various cleanup options, U.S. EPA is proposing to remove the contaminated soils at the Industrial Waste Processing Superfund site," said Keith Takata, U.S. EPA's deputy director of Superfund Programs. "This comment period allows the community an opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process."

     The soils are primarily contaminated with lead, with one localized area of solvent contamination.  U.S. EPA proposes to excavate the contaminated surface soil and dispose of it off site.

     After the excavation, the remaining soil on site will meet cleanup level goals for lead and solvents. The site will then be backfilled with clean fill and seeded with grasses.  

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     The public may also comment on the proposed removal action and the other alternatives by submitting written comments,
postmarked by August 31, 1995, to:

     Hedy Ficklin, H-6-2
     Remedial Project Manager
     Hazardous Waste Management Division
     U.S. EPA, Region 9
     75 Hawthorne Street
     San Francisco, CA 94105

     Copies of the removal action fact sheet and related documents are
     available for public review at:

     Fresno County Central Library
     2420 Mariposa Street
     Fresno, CA 93660

     Copies of the factsheet are available at:

     Pinedale Library
     7170 North San Pablo
     Pinedale, CA 93650

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