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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to sample Raisin River this week

Release Date: 06/16/2009
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547,

CONTACT: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547,

No. 09111-OPA

Chicago - June 16, 2009 --- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mud Puppy research boat is sampling contaminated sediment in Monroe, Michigan's Raisin River over the next two weeks.

WHAT: Sampling to determine the extent of PCB contamination in Raisin River sediment and to collect physical and engineering information required to complete design work for a potential sediment cleanup project.
WHEN: June 15-27.
WHERE: The lower 1.2 miles of the Raisin River, from the turning basin to the mouth of the river.
WHO: EPA scientists.

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