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E-M:/ Dec. 6 Public Info Mtg: Pine River / Velsicol Superfund Site

Enviro-Mich message from "Rita Jack" <rita.jack@sierraclub.org>

MDEQ will present a long-awaited report to the public on Wednesday Dec. 6,
detailing results from several years of remedial investigation on the old
site of the Velsicol Chemical Company.  Among other chemicals, Velsicol made
PBBs and DDT, both of which are in soils on the site.  The site is the main
source of DDT that has gotten to the Pine River, and is at least one source
of DDT to Lake Huron.  There's more, so much more -- come to this meeting,
and find out the scoop. I hope to see you there-- Rita Jack

To discuss the Velsicol Chemical Inc. Superfund Site
  Gratiot County, St. Louis, Michigan

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation and 
Redevelopment Division (RRD) will host a public information meeting 
regarding the Velsicol Chemical Corp. Superfund Site - a site of 
environmental contamination in Pine River Township, Gratiot County, 
Michigan.  The meeting agenda includes an overview of the Remedial 
Investigation of the Velsicol Chemical Inc. Superfund Site, Operable 
Unit 1.  Operable Unit 1 includes the former Velsicol Chemical plant 
site, the burn pit area on the north side of the Pine River and the 
adjacent land under the Pine River. A question and answer period will be 
held immediately following the presentation.  Community residents and 
all interested public are encouraged to attend this informational 
meeting and share their interest and concerns about this site with the 
DEQ.  Copies of key site documents are available for public viewing at 
the St. Louis Public Library.  Meeting specifics follow:

			Date:		Wednesday, December 6, 2006
			Time:		7:00 p.m.
			Place:		T.S. Nurnberger Middle School
					312 North Union Street
					St. Louis, Michigan
			For more information, please contact:

Scott Cornelius
Project Manager
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Remediation and Redevelopment Division
Superfund Section
525 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI   48933

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