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Fact Sheet

October 2012

EPA to Host Public Availability Meeting, Chicago Heights Boulevard Site, St. Louis County, Missouri


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will host a public availability meeting regarding the Chicago Heights Boulevard Site. The meeting will be Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park, St. Louis County, Missouri.

EPA has reached a tentative settlement with PerkinElmer, Inc., the current owner of 9970 Page Boulevard, the property where EPA believes the source of contamination in the area is coming from. This settlement requires additional investigations and response actions to address this contamination. This settlement is in the form of an Administrative Settlement and Order on Consent (Order). The purpose of the public availability meeting is to describe the work that has recently been conducted in the area in response to the contamination, and to describe and explain the requirements of the Order and the work that is expected to be conducted in the future.

The Order will be available for public comment during a 30-day period beginning October 18, 2012, and ending on November 19, 2012. EPA will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Order during the public availability meeting.

EPA will host a public availability meeting to provide information and answer questions on next steps for the Chicago Heights Boulevard Site. The public meeting will be held:

Thursday, October 25, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park
1452 Dielman Road
St. Louis County, Missouri 63132

An EPA presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

EPA will consider all comments received, and it may seek modification or decline to enter into the Order if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the Order is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.

Comments should be submitted by close of business on Monday, November 19, 2012. Comments may be submitted by mail or email, to Belinda Young, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator for this site (see below for contact information).


On September 12 and 13, 2012, EPA participated in a Listening Post, along with representatives from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Agency for Toxics Substances and Disease Registry at the First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park. The Listening Post was conducted in response to community concerns regarding the status of cleanup actions at the site and to share information about impacts to the nearby community.

EPA and other representatives responded to questions and concerns from the public during this two-day event. Attendees were advised that as EPA moves forward, additional opportunities to express concerns would be available in the near future.


EPA has established an Administrative Record file for the Chicago Heights Boulevard Site. The Administrative Record file is available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh
St. Louis, Missouri 63131

Mid-County Library
7821 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63114

EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, Kansas 66219

For more information, please contact:

Belinda Young
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Public Affairs
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Phone: 913-551-7463
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425

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