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EPA to Hold a Public Meeting Concerning the Seven Out Tank Site

Release Date: 07/15/2014
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main)

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Waycross, Georgia. Representatives from EPA, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will be available to provide information and answer questions about the Site.

The Public Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Ware County School System “Community Room” at Memorial Stadium, 715 Dewey Street, Waycross, GA 31501.

The former Seven Out facility (“the site”) is a water treatment facility located at 901 Francis Street, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, on about 2.36 acres. The Seven Out site previously received industrial wastewater for on-site treatment, but failed to meet effluent discharge requirements and subsequently lost their discharge permit in March, 2004 (see Figure 1 of Appendix A). However, the facility continued to accept waste until full storage capacity was reached. At some time later in 2004, the owners abandoned the facility, leaving approximately 350,000 gallons of liquid waste and 150,000 gallons of sludge or solids stored on site.

Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Sherryl A. Lane, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (877) 718-3752 or 404-562-8611.

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