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LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP RECOGNIZED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN CLEANUP

Release Date: 08/24/2000
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2000
LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP RECOGNIZED
FOR INVOLVEMENT IN CLEANUP

A community group, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (Tri-Valley CARES), will be recognized by EPA for their efforts at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Main Site and Site 300, National Priorities List Superfund sites. Twenty people from Tri-CARE will receive the Hazardous Waste Citizen Award at the Superfund Community Involvement Program meeting for their outstanding achievements in the Superfund cleanup process. This is the first year EPA has given this award. Tri-Valley CARES members have helped to identify community concerns about plutonium contamination and to help ensure that it did not pose risks to human health and the environment. Members of the organization have been active in all public meetings held by the Department of Energy, EPA and Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry. The
group has also published information about the sites in their monthly newsletter and on their web page to provide the community with up-to-date information. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Holiday Inn, Financial District, in the Chinese Cultural Center room. Information about this site is found at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/query/basic.htm and enter “Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory” or call David Cooper, EPA Region 9 community involvement coordinator for the site at: 415-744-2179.

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