US EPA finishes PCB cleanup of Portage Creek

The Kalamazoo Gazette recently reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is wrapping up a two-year Time-Critical Removal Action cleanup project in Portage Creek. The project involved removing PCB-contaminated sediment from the stream bed, banks, and floodplain along sections of a 3-mile stretch of Portage Creek. Starting in the 2012 construction season, EPA and contractors have been working in sections along the creek from East Cork Street north to where the creek meets the Kalamazoo River. More information is available on EPA’s website about the specific sections of the stream that have been cleaned up, which total 1.8 miles.

Recent information about the cleanup can be found in the Kalamazoo Gazette article.