Last year the EPA oversaw major cleanup work on the Portage Creek, addressing previously unknown hotspots of PCB contamination in the vicinity of Crosstown Parkway. The US EPA estimates that there is more work to be done, likely extending downstream to the confluence with the Kalamazoo River, during 2013 and maybe 2014.
US EPA Region 5 is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to update watershed stakeholders about the Portage Creek PCB Cleanup Project that has been ongoing since September 2011.
US EPA and other government officials will be presenting at 6:30pm at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. For more information, contact Don de Blasio, EPA Region 5 Community Involvement Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-621-8431 ext. 64360). The latest US EPA fact sheet has additional detail about the proceeding.