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EPA To hold public availability session regarding the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia

Release Date: 10/17/2003
Contact Information: Dawn Harris, EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public availability session on October 21, 2003 in Albany, Georgia to inform the community about the ongoing environmental cleanup at the Marine Corps Logistics Base.

The availability session will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Dougherty County Health Department, 1710 South Slappey Boulevard in Albany. EPA officials will be available to provide information, answer questions, and address concerns regarding the site. Also, the East Albany Against Garbage Landfill Expansion, Inc. (EAAGLE) will present its goals and objectives in using the recently awarded EPA Technical Assistance Grant (TAG). EAAGLE's primary focus is promoting a single forum that ensures all community concerns are addressed and technical information is understood for the community to effectively participate in the decision-making process.

TAG provides money for activities that help communities participate in decision making at eligible Superfund sites. An initial grant up to $50,000 is available to qualified community groups so they can contract with independent technical advisors to interpret and help the community understand technical information about the site. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

The U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base - Albany located in Dougherty County, Georgia is an active military facility 3579 acres in total size. As a result of past waste disposal practices at the facility, various compounds have been released into the environment at the facility. The facility currently serves as a military logistics center, controlling the acquisition, storage, maintenance, and distribution of combat and support material for the U.S. Marine Corps.