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EPA proposes cleanup plan for Copley Square Plaza Superfund site; meeting July 22, 7 p.m.

Release Date: 06/29/2009
Contact Information: Mick Hans, 312-353-5050, Susan Pastor, 312-353-1325,

No. 09-OPA116

(Chicago - June 29, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has proposed a cleanup plan for the Copley Square Plaza Superfund site in Copley, Ohio. A comment period runs from June 29 to July 30. A public meeting will be held Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m., at the Copley Community Center, 1278 Sunset Drive.

EPA evaluated three alternatives and is proposing a $5 million plan that includes treatment of shallow contaminated ground water and connection of area homes to public water supplies. EPA's proposed plan also includes restricting access to ground water through local ordinances and the installation of small vapor extraction systems under some homes to address the possibility of harmful gases rising up through the ground into homes.

For information on the Copley Square Plaza Superfund site, including a new fact sheet, please visit To submit a comment on the proposed cleanup plan in writing, please visit, or fax to EPA community involvement coordinator Susan Pastor at 312-385-5344. Written and oral comments will be accepted at the July 22 public meeting. Residents who need special accommodations for the meeting may contact Pastor at 800-621-8431, Ext. 31325, by July 15.

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