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EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS CLEANUP PLANS FOR THE HOWS CORNER SUPERFUND SITE IN PLYMOUTH, MAINE
Release Date: 07/03/2002
Contact Information: Alice Kaufman, EPA Press Office, 617-918-1064
Boston - EPA New England is holding a public information meeting in Plymouth, Maine to discuss its proposed groundwater cleanup plan for the Hows Corner Superfund Site in Plymouth. After careful study of the site conditions, EPA is proposing to:
- Prevent highly contaminated groundwater from migrating beyond the 2-acre fenced area of the site by installing a groundwater containment system.
- Monitor groundwater to track changes in contaminant concentrations and ensure that the groundwater contaminant plume is not expanding.
- Provide public water in the event that sampling of residential wells shows unacceptable risk from contamination.
- Establish controls to restrict public access to contaminated groundwater.
- Evaluate the cleanup proposal to confirm that it is protective of human health and the environment.
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Grange Hall
1927 Moosehead Trail
The building facility is fully accessible.
On Wednesday, August 6th, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grange Hall, EPA will hold a public hearing during which time the public is invited to provide comment on the cleanup plan. Residents may also provide written comment during the 30 day public comment period from July 12th, 2002 to August 12th, 2002. Comments may be sent to:
William Lovely, EPA Remedial Project Manager
US EPA New England Office
One Congress Street (HBT)
Boston, MA 02114-2023
t oll free: 1-888-372-7341