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EPA schedules information sessions on National Copper clean up plans

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, (312) 353-8547,

No. 06-OPA112

CHICAGO (July 18, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and National Copper Products will hold two open-house-type meetings from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at the Dowagiac City Hall, 214 S. Front St., Dowagiac, Mich.

The informal drop-in meetings will cover the schedule for cleaning up ground water contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and other chemicals under the facility and west, north and northwest of the site.

Negotiations on a consent order between NCP and EPA began in 2004 and the order was signed June 2. Work at the site is under way.

Information about the National Copper Products site is available at the Dowagiac Library, 211 Commercial St. or at

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