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The administrative record for the River Hills and 50th Street Battery Dump removal site in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida is available for public review

Release Date: 06/13/2005
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(Atlanta, GA June 13, 2005)  The Removal Administrative Record for the River Hills and 50th Street Battery Dump Removal Site Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida is available for public review..

The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. A removal is a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize a site that poses an imminent and substantial threat to human health or the environment. Documents in the record may include, but are not limited to, preliminary assessment and inspection reports, test results, and the Action Memorandum. All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the documents.

The documents will be available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Temple Terrace Library
202 Bullard Parkway
Tampa, Florida 33617
Attn: Robin Dombrowsky

U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11th Floor
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Attn: Debbie Jourdan

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which begins on June 13, 2005 and ends on July 12, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Karen Buerki, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4, ERRB, 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303-3104. At the end of the 30-day comment period, a written response to all pertinent comments will be prepared in a responsiveness summary and placed in the file.

The site is located in a residential neighborhood on River Hills Drive in Tampa, Florida. The site is contaminated with high levels of lead and elevated levels of arsenic from crushed lead-acid automotive battery casings that were used as construction fill on the property in 1957.

CONTACTS: Dawn Harris-Young, ( EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421
Christian Lewis, ( EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8395