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Fact Sheet

November 2012

Public Availability Meeting to Discuss Community Advisory Group and Site Status, Chicago Heights Boulevard Site, St. Louis County, Missouri


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will hold a Public Availability Meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park, 1452 Dielman Road, St. Louis, Missouri.


EPA is holding a meeting to allow residents and interested stakeholders an opportunity to hear about the EPA Community Advisory Group (CAG) concept and to provide an avenue for participants to form a CAG. EPA will also give an update on recent site investigations and next steps regarding the settlement agreement between EPA and PerkinElmer, Inc., the current owner of the site at 9970 Page Boulevard, which EPA believes is the source of the site’s contamination.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 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 Region 7 is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, please notify the EPA Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, Jonathan Cooper, at 1-800-223-0425 or cooper.jonathan@epa.gov. Speech or hearing impaired individuals should email or call using the local relay service.

EPA is committed to involving the public in the cleanup process. CAGs help communities get recognition, guidance and other support to assist EPA in making site-related decisions. CAG members play an important role in bringing the voices of the community to EPA’s attention. CAGs serve as a liaison between the community and EPA.

Information about forming a CAG can be found on the EPA website at: www.epa.gov/superfund/community/resources.htm.


EPA held a Public Availability Meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park. EPA presented information on its proposed settlement agreement with PerkinElmer, Inc. EPA received comments on the agreement from meeting participants, as part of a public comment period that closed on November 19, 2012. EPA described the work that had been conducted in the area in response to the contamination, and described the requirements of the legal agreement and the work expected to be conducted in the future.

A Responsiveness Summary has been developed which includes comments received during the public comment period. The Final Administrative Order on Consent and the Responsiveness Summary are available for public review on the EPA Region 7 website and at three St. Louis County Library repositories.


During the week of November 26, 2012, sampling was conducted in and around the homes currently known to be impacted by vapor intrusion in the Elmwood Park community. These activities included the installation of additional groundwater monitoring wells, and the collection of groundwater and soil vapor gas samples. Five homes currently have mitigation systems installed to reduce harmful vapors. These five homes were recently re-sampled to ensure the vapor mitigation systems are working properly.


EPA has established an Administrative Record file for the Chicago Heights Boulevard Site which is available online at: www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/chicago_heights.

The Administrative Record file is also 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

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Belinda Young
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA, Region 7
Office of Public Affairs
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Phone: 913-551-7463
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425
Email: young.belinda@epa.gov

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