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GLIN==> West Branch of the Grand Calumet River Public Meeting



Posted on behalf of the Delta Institute <delta@delta-institute.org>

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West Branch of the Grand Calumet River Public Meeting

Activities to clean-up and restore the West Branch of the Grand Calumet
River are underway!  The Grand Calumet River Restoration Fund Council is
team of federal and state agencies that will be taking steps over the next
several months to determine the extent of contamination on the West Branch
and to develop a plan for clean-up and restoration.

The Council is holding public meetings to inform and gather input from
interested groups and individuals about work on the West Branch.   If you
are interested in the future of the Grand Calumet River in Hammond and East
Chicago, your attendance and participation is very important!

A meeting to provide information and solicit public input on pending river
activities is scheduled for:

Wednesday, October 2nd,  2002
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hammond Public Library
564 State Street, Hammond

The following issues will be discussed:

1. Overview of Grand Calumet River Restoration Fund

2.  Availability of reports and information for public review

3.  West Branch Sediment Sampling Plan
 Proposed sampling activities and schedule

4.  Roxana Marsh Sediment Study Results

5.  Next Steps - Arriving at Remediation Options and Clean-up Goals
 Previous use of sediment data to determine clean-up goals on the East
Branch
 Evaluating new information on the West Branch

6.  Next Meeting

For more information please contact:

T.J. Holsen--Delta Institute
tjholsen@delta-institute.org



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