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Connecticut Citizens' Meeting for Housatonic River Clean Up - Wed., Feb. 15 in Kent, Conn.

Release Date: 02/08/2006
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U.S. EPA - New England Regional Office
February 8, 2006

Contact: David Deegan, 617-918-1017

(Boston) – There will be a meeting for Connecticut citizens interested in the EPA-led clean up of the GE Pittsfield / Housatonic River project. The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Kent Town Hall in Kent, Conn.

At the community meeting, EPA staff will present a brief overview of the process and schedule for the portion of the Housatonic River clean up referred to as "Rest of River." This section of the river extends south of Pittsfield, Mass. into Connecticut. EPA will also answer questions regarding the process for the development and use of the Interim Media Protection Goals (IMPGs) proposed in draft by General Electric last fall and rejected by EPA in December.

The full proposal of the draft IMPGs submitted to EPA by the General Electric Co., as well as EPA's response can be found on EPA's website at: under the section titled "GE Reports/Documents."

Next week's meeting is sponsored by the "GE/Housatonic River Citizens Coordinating Council." Additional information can be found at: .

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