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EPA announces the availability of the Removal Administrative Record for the Talladega Drum Removal Site in Waldo, Alabama

Release Date: 05/05/2005
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For Immediate Release May 5, 2005

Contact: Laura Niles,, Phone: (404) 562 8353 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Administrative Record for the Talladega Drum Removal Site in Waldo, Talladega County, Ala. 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:

Talladega Public Library
202 South Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
Attn: Lee Ann Coley

U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
 Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11
th 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 May 5, 2005 and ends on June 4, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Terry Stilman, 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 consists of several wooded parcels of land located in rural Alabama. The parcels are approximately 120 acres in size; however, the specific area of concern is approximately two to three acres.