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From: Jeff Kelley@EPA on 10/28/99 01:21 PM CDT


To:   eparegion5news@unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov
cc:
Subject:  EPA COMPLETES 5-YEAR REVIEW OF KENTWOOD LANDFILL

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS
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Legal Contact: Michael Anastasio
(312) 886-7951

Technical Contact: Laura Evans
(312) 886-8051

Media Contact: Jennifer Ostermeier
(312) 353-0618

For Immediate Release: October 28, 1999

No. 99-OPA311

EPA COMPLETES 5-YEAR REVIEW OF KENTWOOD LANDFILL

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has
recently completed a status review of the Kentwood Landfill
Superfund site, Kentwood, MI.

The Superfund law requires regular reviews (at least every
5 years) of sites where the cleanup has been completed.
EPA's review confirmed that the pretreatment system and the
ground water-leachate systems are properly functioning.

The 72-acre site, 4900 Walma Rd. (about 2 miles southeast
of Grand Rapids), is bordered by Kentwood city municipal
buildings, a church, and a low-density residential area to
the south.

The cleanup plan consisted of excavating topsoil, capping
the soil, installing treatment system to clean the ground
water, and continuous monitoring of any leachate and ground
water.

EPA concluded that cleanup at the Kentwood Landfill
continues to protect human health and the environment.
Some areas for improvement were noted.  These will be dealt
with by December 1999, through discussions with EPA,
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, City of
Kentwood, and Kent County.

A copy of the cleanup plan, the 5-year review report, and
other site documents are available for review at the
Cadillac-Westford Library, 411 South Lake St., Cadillac,
MI.  Community members with questions may contact Jennifer
Ostermeier, Community Involvement Coordinator, (P-19J),
U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL.
60604, 800-621-8431 x. 30618, fax 312-353-1155, E-
mail:ostermeier.jennifer@epa.gov.

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