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EPA applauds 147 companies for voluntary cleanup of abandoned Commerce City facility

Release Date: 5/29/2003
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      Denver --
      WHAT: A ceremony and photo opportunity to celebrate how representatives of nearly 150 companies took environmental matters into their own hands. Environmental cleanup activities are currently underway and will serve as the backdrop for this event. These activities include removing existing structures and tanks, replacing contaminated soil and disposing of contaminants.
      WHO: Robert Roberts, Regional Administrator
      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8
Mayor Sean Ford, City of Commerce City
Kevin Baker, Approved Oil Services Stakeholder Steering Committee
Gary Baughman, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
      WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3
      WHERE: Vacant property next to Approved Oil Services
      5390 East 72nd Avenue
      Commerce City, Colo.
      (Intersection of East 72nd & Elm)
      Directions from I-70:
      Go north on Colorado Boulevard for 3.5 miles (Colorado Boulevard
      becomes U.S. 6/85); go right (east) onto 72nd Avenue and
      take an immediate right onto Elm Street. Park on the vacant
      property (on your left) or along Elm Street.

      In the case of inclement weather, the event will occur inside
      the main building on the Approved Oil Services site.