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EPA is saddened to learn of the damage to the Minden community area in the recent storms and flooding. EPA has been in contact with our local partners to assess the status of the Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area Superfund Site and the surrounding areas. 

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) was on the site on Monday June 15, 2020. Initial inspections indicate no significant damage to the cap structure or other recent work performed by EPA and our contractors. WVDEP and EPA will continue to monitor the situation and the site. Please contact the EPA site team if you have any questions or concerns.

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Public Participation Opportunities

EPA has developed a Community Involvement Plan (CIP) for the site. The CIP is EPA’s site specific strategy for informing and engaging community members in the Superfund process. The CIP is intended to provide general Superfund program information, describe the site and the community, identify the needs and concerns of the community, and help to identify the many participation opportunities and options available throughout the cleanup process. Information for the CIP is gathered through interviews with community members and local stakeholders. The interviews seek to gain specific information about the needs of the community (e.g., how the community prefers to receive information), their views on the site, customs, values, etc. so that EPA may accommodate community concerns in providing information related to the site.

The Draft Community Involvement Plan (CIP) (pdf) is available for public review. If you have any comments, please contact Cathleen Kennedy, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at 215-814-2746 or, for information.

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Community Advisory Group

What is a Community Advisory Group (CAG)?

In addtion to CAGs, there are Technical Assistance opporutnites available to commuites:

Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC) Program
This program provides services through a national EPA contract. Under the contract, a contractor provides scientists, engineers and other professionals to review and explain information to communities. TASC services are determined on a project-specific basis and provided at no cost to communities.

Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program
TAGs are awarded to non-profit incorporated community groups. With TAG funding, community groups can contract with independent technical advisors to interpret and help the community understand technical information about their site. The TAG recipient group is responsible for managing their grant funds and contributing a 20 percent award match. Most groups meet this requirement through in-kind contributions such as volunteer hours toward grant-related activities.

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Community Resources

Community involvement is the process of engaging in dialogue and collaboration with community members. The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate for and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. Read about ways you can participate in EPA’s Superfund Community Involvement Program.

Fact Sheets:
February 2020 Community Update (PDF)
Fall 2019 Community Update (PDF)
May 2019 Community Update (PDF)
November 2018 Update - Remedial Investigation Next Steps (PDF)
June 2018 Fact Sheet (PDF)
arch 2018 Fact Sheet (PDF)
October 2017 Fact Sheet´╗┐ (PDF)

October 11, 2018 NPL Proposal Public Information Session Presentation (PDF)

HRS Package Documentation Record

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Site News Archive

EPA Proposes Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area Site to the NPL

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