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Public Comment Period

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments on its proposed settlement with the city of Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Brownfields Redevelopment Authority regarding the Panelyte Property, 2403 S. Burdick.

The property is adjacent to the Allied Paper Landfill portion of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Portions of the Panelyte Property are contaminated by waste from Allied Paper Landfill.

This settlement will ensure that the city conducts short-term and long-term response actions at both the Panelyte Property and Allied Paper Landfill, including periodic reviews, implementing institutional controls, assistance with community relations activities, property clearance and traffic management

Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent - Panelyte Property - V-W-19-C-003(PDF)(34 pp, 1.85MB, About PDF) 

EPA will accept written comments on the proposal until Thurs., March 28. To submit comments

Send written comments postmarked no later than Thurs., March 28 to Diane Russell, U.S. EPA Region 5, Superfund Division, 1300 Bluff St., Suite 140, Flint, MI 48504, or email

Kalamazoo CAG

EPA is supporting the development of a Superfund community advisory group. This group will serve as a forum for members to present and discuss community needs and concerns related to Superfund cleanup projects and explore areas of common ground in the community. Applications have been received by EPA and an announcement on membership and upcoming meetings is expected in March.







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Community Resources

Michigan Department of Community Health's fish advisoryExit EPA Disclaimer

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Web site on this projectExit EPA Disclaimer

Kalamazoo Project Environmental Glossary

Kalamazoo River Environment Natural Resource Damage Assessment - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

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