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EPA to Hold Open House and Public Meeting for Proposed Interim PCB Cleanup Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency will meet with the community Dec. 12 to discuss proposed interim cleanup plans of the Ten Mile drain site.

File photo.
File photo.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold an open house and a public meeting Thursday on the Agency’s proposed interim cleanup plan for the Ten-Mile Drain site.

An open house will take place from 4 - 6 p.m.  Thursday, Dec. 12 at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 11 Mile Road.  

A later public meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Clair Shores City Council chambers, 27600 Jefferson Circle. Federal, state and local representatives will be in attendance at both meetings.

According to a letter sent to residents, the EPA is considering a variety of cleanup options ranging from no action to digging up and replacing manhole vaults, along with the underlying stone bedding and backfill material, at the two locations where the highest PCB levels have been found.

The chemicals were first discovered in 2001, when soil samples were taken prior to dredging the Lange and Revere canals.

The EPA worked with the city, county and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to determine the contamination came from the 10 Mile storm sewer.

For more information: www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/tenmiledrain

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