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EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED PLAN FOR THE AQUA-TECH ENVIRONMENTAL SITE IN GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA
Release Date: 07/30/2003
Contact Information: Wesley Lambert (404) 562-8316
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 regarding the Proposed Plan for cleanup at the Aqua-Tech Environmental Site in Greer (Spartanburg County), South Carolina. The meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be held at the Middle Tyger Community Center, 84 Croce Road, Lyman, South Carolina. Prior to the meeting , an Availability Session will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the public to review documents and ask questions about the site.
The Proposed Plan considers the following alternatives for addressing soil and groundwater contamination at the site:
Soil (S) Alternatives
S1: No Action- Estimated Cost $62,000
Estimated Cost $1, 592,000
S3B:RCRA Subtitle C (Hazardous Waste) Soil Cover-Estimated Cost $5,202,000
Estimated Cost$3,355, 000
Groundwater (G) Alternatives
G1: No Action-Estimated Cost $62,000
Estimated Cost $340,000
EPA is recommending a combination of focused soil and groundwater treatments as the Preferred Alternative. EPA's Preferred Alternative for soil includes S2 and S4 and EPA's Preferred Alternative for groundwater includes Alternatives G2 and G3. The total estimated cost of EPA's Preferred Alternative is $4,673,000. EPA chose these alternatives because they provide the greatest level of protection for human health and the environment that can be accomplished in the shortest amount of time.
Prior to selection of the cleanup plan, EPA will consider oral and written comments from the public and provide responses to those comments. The public comment period begins on July 27, 2003 and will end on August 25, 2003. EPA encourages interested citizens to review the proposed plan and other related materials in the information repository at Middle Tyger Branch Library, 170 Groce Road in Lyman. (864)-439-4759 or at the U.S. EPA Region 4 Records Center, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA. Phone (404) 562-8862. Also, all interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting on August 5, 2003 to provide input to EPA. Based on public comment, EPA, in consultation with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, may later modify the Preferred Alternative, or select a different alternative from among those presented in the proposed plan.