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EPA public comment period begins on proposed approval for Clinton Landfill; public meeting on April 13

Release Date: 03/14/2011
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547,

For Immediate Release
No. 11-OPA024

CHICAGO (March 14, 2011) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a public meeting and the start of a 60-day public comment period on the Agency’s proposed approval of PCB disposal at the Clinton Landfill in Clinton, Illinois.

The public comment period runs from March 15 to May 15, 2011. The public meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Clinton Community High School at 1200 Route 54. The Agency will consider all comments before making a final decision.

Written comments should be postmarked no later than May 15 and sent to Rafael P. Gonzalez, EPA Region 5, Land and Chemicals Division (mail code L-8J), 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604; e-mail to; fax to Gonzalez at 312-582-5865; or comment online at

To review the EPA’s proposed approval, please go to Official records can also be examined at the Clinton Public Library at 310 N. Quincy. For questions or to arrange special accommodations at the meeting, please contact Gonzalez at 800-621-8421, Ext. 60269, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.