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                     U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT: Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050

For Immediate Release
No. 04-OPA091

Media briefing at Peerless Plating Superfund Site, Muskegon, Mich., July
12, 11 A.M.

CHICAGO (July 8, 2004) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will host a site status
briefing for area officials and media at the Peerless Plating Superfund
site in Muskegon, Mich., Monday, July 12, at 11 a.m.

Cleanup at the 1-acre site, 2554 Getty St., a former metal plating
facility that closed in 1983, was completed in 2002.  An extensive ground
water treatment system has been installed at the site and will continue
operating for at least another decade.  Recently, questions have been
raised about new releases of cadmium and other chemicals from the site
into Little Black Creek, which flows into Mona Lake and Lake Michigan.
Both agencies believe there is no evidence of recent releases and that
historical contamination in Little Black Creek sediment is not affecting
the stream ecosystem­which otherwise appears to be improving over time.

The briefing will include a short walking tour of the site.
Representatives of the Mona Lake Watershed Council will also be on hand.

Directions:   The site is at 2554 Getty St., in Muskegon.  Drive north on
Getty past HDI Hardware at the intersection of Sherman and Getty.  Take
the third entrance on the right into the Peerless Plating parking
lot.                                    #   #   #






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