The Kalamazoo City Commission held a special meeting on March 26, 2013 to discuss the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed remedy to consolidate and cap soils contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in and around the former Allied Paper site. At this meeting City Commissioners agreed to push the EPA for full clean up of the site, which was one of the remedy alternatives assessed by EPA. This remedy would involve total removal of PCB-contaminated soils at the site with offset disposal in a qualified landfill.
A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm at Goodwill Industries, 420 E. Alcott Street in Kalamazoo. We encourage you to attend this public meeting to learn more about the recent developments at the site and learn about ways you can support the City’s position on PCB clean up.
The Kalamazoo Gazette recently published an article on the special meeting of the City Commission.