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EPA hosts meeting on Saginaw Bay environmental issues Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

Release Date: 01/23/2008
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218,

No. 08-OPA006

CHICAGO (Jan. 23, 2008) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office will host a meeting to update the public on a variety of environmental issues affecting Michigan's Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31., at Saginaw Valley University's Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms A & B, 7400 Bay Rd., University Center, Mich.

The meeting will bring the public up-to-date on issues affecting the bay including nutrient levels, invasive species, chemical contamination and EPA's cleanup activities in the area. A question-and-answer session will follow presentations by EPA staff.

Saginaw River and Bay has been identified as a Great Lakes "Area of Concern." This international designation applies to very polluted areas along the shores of the Great Lakes.

For more information or special accommodations at the meeting, contact Patti Krause, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, 800-621-8431, Ext. 69506, weekdays 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

EPA advertisements about the meeting will be published Jan. 23 in the Saginaw News, Midland Daily News and Bay City Times.

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