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Local Environmentalists Win National Recognition

Release Date: 11/20/2002
Contact Information: Peyton Fleming, EPA Press Office, 617-918-1008

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Citizens Research and Environmental Watch (CREW) of In a letter to CREW, Suzanne Wells, director of EPA's Community Involvement and Outreach Center in Washington, D.C., wrote

      "CREW is an exceptionally dedicated, well-informed and well-organized group of residents working together with local, state, and federal officials to ensure a safe and timely cleanup of contamination at the Nuclear Metals site. CREW has been active at this site for more than ten years, and pushed for state involvement in the early years to address an area on the site known as the holding basin. [CREW] works effectively as advocates for a thorough investigation and cleanup, and to establish lasting relationships with federal, state and local partners to achieve long-term success.. CREW has made outstanding contributions in identifying community concerns and informing the community about site cleanup issues."