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U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE ------------------------------

CONTACT: Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050

For Immediate Release
No. 04-OPA215

Update meeting on Rose Township Superfund site, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.

CHICAGO (Nov. 26, 2004) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will host an informal meeting Monday, Dec. 6, to update area residents on its investigation of ground water contamination near the Rose Township Superfund site. The meeting is at 6 p.m., at Rose Township Hall, 204 Franklin St., Holly, Mich.

An EPA-supervised cleanup of the 110-acre site on Demode Road in rural Oakland County was completed in 1996. A ground-water extraction and treatment system and a soil-vapor extraction system have operated since then. New data from a scheduled review of site conditions in June 2002 suggested that some off-site ground water contamination is not being captured. In 2003, the private parties performing the cleanup installed new ground-water monitoring wells at the northeast boundary of the site and found contamination moving off the site. This fall, additional wells were installed farther to the northeast to find out how far the ground water contamination has moved. The purpose of the Dec. 6 meeting is to discuss the results from the new off-site wells and residential well monitoring.

>From about 1966 to 1970, the site was used as an unauthorized dump site for paint and chemical waste from Detroit-area industries.

For more information or special accommodations at the meeting, contact EPA community involvement coordinator Cheryl Allen, (800) 621-8431, Ext. 36196, or allen.cheryl@epa.gov.

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