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EPA awards $50,000 technical assistance grant to Wauconda community group

Release Date: 10/06/2005
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CONTACT: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254
Susan Pastor, (312) 353-1325

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA208

CHICAGO (Oct. 6, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has awarded a $50,000 technical assistance grant to the Wauconda Superfund Community Advisory Group, a community organization in Wauconda, Ill.

The grant will be used to hire a technical advisor for the Wauconda Sand and Gravel Superfund site. The advisor will interpret technical data for the organization and act as a liaison between the group and EPA.

Since 1989, EPA Region 5 has awarded 22 Superfund technical assistance grants to community organizations, including two in Illinois.