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Ceremony on Sept. 27 to Mark Community Transformation of Treece, Kansas

Release Date: 09/24/2012
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433 or 816-519-0697 (blackberry - event day only),

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(Kansas City, Kan., Sep. 24, 2012) - EPA Region 7 will host a special ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, marking the community transformation of Treece, Kan.

The event will acknowledge the efforts of the local, state and federal partners involved in the Treece Relocation Assistance Project. It will highlight the history of the area and the hopes for the future of the Treece site and its former and current residents.


  • Karl Brooks, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 7
  • U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins
  • Former Kansas State Rep. Doug Gatewood
  • Kansas Trustee Betty McBride
  • Bob Jurgens, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Project Manager
  • Former Treece Mayor Bill Blunk
WHAT: Treece Relocation Assistance Project - Community Transformation Ceremony

WHERE: 12111 SE Highway 69, Baxter Springs, Kan.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

NOTE: Also attending will be Lisa Feldt, EPA Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response; EPA Region 6 and 7 staff who participated in the transformation; Trustees of Treece Relocation Assistance Trust; KDHE officials; former Treece City Council members; and former residents.
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