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Fox River/Green Bay News Release (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 21 May 97 14:22:19 MST
From: RICH_GREENWOOD@mail.fws.gov

For Immediate Release :          Contact:     Joan Guilfoyle, External Affairs, 
May 19, 1997                                  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
EA97-12                                       Cell: 414/655-0950
                                              Office/Voice Mail: 612/725-3582
                                              John Christian, Fisheries
                                              U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                                              Voice Mail: 612/725-3613, x201
                   Public Meeting Scheduled 
       on Natural Resource Damage Assessment Process for 
                Fox River/Green Bay Environment 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) invites residents of the Fox River/
Green Bay community and any interested parties to a one hour presentation on the
Natural Resource Damage Assessment process (NRDA) at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May
21, at the Brown County Public Library, Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The NRDA is being
conducted to assess the level of injury to fish, wildlife and their habitats 
resulting from PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl)- contaminated sediments in the Fox
River.  The goal of the NRDA process is both to restore those resources for the 
public's future use and to compensate the community for their loss.

"The citizens of the Fox River/Green Bay community deserve to live in an 
environment that is healthy for fish, wildlife and people, and to be compensated
for natural resource losses that have occurred." stated William Hartwig, the 
Service's Regional Director.  "We are strongly committed to working together 
with all parties to achieve these goals within a healthy local economy."

The Service is conducting a natural resource damage assessment which is 
authorized under legislation such as Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, aka "Superfund"), the Clean Water Act 
(CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).  Other parties who have asserted 
trusteeship include the Oneida Tribe, Menominee Tribe, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin 
Department of Natural Resources is the State trustee for natural resources. 

DIRECTIONS TO BROWN COUNTY LIBRARY: From Highway 41: Take the Shawano
Avenue (Highway 29) Exit, and turn right at the stoplight.  Proceed east on 
Shawano Avenue into the city of Green Bay.  Shawano Avenue becomes Walnut 
Street.  Continue across the Fox River to Monroe Street.  Turn left and proceed 
two blocks to Pine Street.  Turn left on Pine Street where the Library occupies 
the block between Madison and Monroe Streets.  Parking is available on Pine 
Street, behind the Library and in the Pine Street Parking Ramp. 

>From I- 43: Take Webster Avenue Exit and turn left at the stop sign.  Proceed 
south on Webster Avenue into the city of Green Bay.  Turn right onto University 
Avenue and proceed across the East River.  University Avenue will become Monroe 
Street.  Turn left on Pine Street where the Library occupies the block between 
Madison and Monroe Streets.  Parking is available on Pine Street, behind the 
Library and in the Pine Street Parking Ramp. 

Contact Joan Guilfoyle at 414/655-0950 or 612/725-3582 for more information. 


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