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THURSDAY: EPA to Celebrate Progress at Woolfolk Chemical Works Superfund Site and Present Excellence in Site Reuse Award to the City of Fort Valley, GA

Release Date: 07/07/2009
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(ATLANTA – July 7, 2009) On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor the City of Fort Valley, Ga., with the EPA Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse Award and celebrate $1.8 million in new funding awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to accelerate the cleanup of the Woolfolk Chemical Works Superfund site.

WHO: Mayor John E. Stumbo, City of Fort Valley;
Dr. Carol Couch, Director, Georgia Environmental Protection Division;
Franklin E. Hill, Superfund Division Director, EPA Region 4; and
Melissa Friedland, Superfund Program Manager for Redevelopment, EPA Headquarters

WHAT: EPA progress at Woolfolk site, including presentation of Site Reuse Award

WHEN: Thursday, July 9, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Austin Theatre

      116 Main Street
      Fort Valley, Ga.