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GLIN==> An Independent Look at the Proposed Green Bay and Fox River PCB Cleanup



Posted on behalf of Clean Water Action Council of N.E. Wisconsin
<CleanWater@cwac.net>

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> For immediate release
> January 2, 2002
>
> Free Public Program:
>
> An Independent Look at the Proposed
> Green Bay and Fox River PCB Cleanup
>
> (Green Bay, WI)  The public is invited to a Sturgeon Bay program to get a
> second opinion, ask questions, and prepare for making written comments on
> the proposed $307 million cleanup of the PCB contamination of the Fox
> River, which flows into Green Bay.
>
> A key shortcoming of the plan: no cleanup is proposed for the southern Bay
> toxic hotspots, which dooms the overall Bay to continuing serious PCB
> contamination and fish-eating warnings for more than a century into the
> future. This will impact northern Bay communities who have not been
> involved in the cleanup discussions so far.
>
> Monday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.
> Door County Courthouse, 421 Nebraska Street
> Downtown Sturgeon Bay
>
> Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Foran, Toxicologist and Adjunct
> Professor at the School of Allied Health, UW Milwaukee, and President/CEO
> of Citizens for a Better Environment. He has had 20 years of experience in
> the field of human health and ecological toxicology. He has been hired by
a
> coalition of local and regional citizen groups, using an EPA Superfund
> Technical Assistance Grant (TAG), to review the Fox River plan details,
> with a focus on health protection.
>
> Dr. Foran's presentation will be an independent overview of the PCB
> contamination problem and proposed cleanup plan, in everyday terms,
> including concerns about the plan's weaknesses. He will also answer
> questions from the public. Additional background materials will be
provided
> by Clean Water Action Council, including materials two other independent
> TAG experts: Donna Boreck, a geologist hired to review the physical
aspects
> of PCB sediment management and the remediation methods chosen in the plan,
> and William Acker, an engineer reviewing the costs and feasibility
analysis.
>
> Co-sponsored by: Clean Water Action Council, Door County Environmental
> Council, Lawrence University Geology Department and Environmental Studies
> Program, Greenfire, Citizens for a Better Environment, Physicians for
> Social Responsibility, Great Lakes United, Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club,
> Brown County Conservation Alliance (includes 16 hunting, fishing, boating
> and other outdoors groups), Chappee Rapids Audubon Society (Marinette),
and
> the Northeast Wisconsin Student Environmental Network.
>
>
> =============================================
> For information about the Fox River & Bay PCB Clean Up visit
> www.FoxRiverWatch.com
>
> Posted by
>
> Clean Water Action Council of N.E. Wisconsin
> East Port Center
> 1270 Main Street, Suite 120
> Green Bay, WI 54302
> Phone:  920-437-7304
> Fax:  920-437-7326
> E-mail:  CleanWater@cwac.net
> Homepage:  http://www.cwac.net



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