Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ALLIED PAPER, INC./PORTAGE CREEK/KALAMAZOO RIVER
KALAMAZOO, MI

Stay Updated, Get Involved

On this page:


Announcements and Key Topics

Community Involvement Plan

Read our updated Community Involvement Plan. (37 pp, 2.35 MB About PDF)

Community Advisory Group

The Kalamazoo River Community Advisory Group will be holding their next meeting online on Thursday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the CAG’s website for meeting links are more information, www.kalamazoorivercag.orgExit

Top of Page


Public Participation Opportunities

Sign up for the Kalamazoo River listserv; It's a subscription-based email list that EPA uses to deliver news about this site.

Top of Page


Community Advisory Group

A community advisory group, or CAG, meets to discuss issues related to a Superfund site and its cleanup. The Kalamazoo River Community Advisory Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Otsego Township Hall, 400 N. 16th St., Otsego. These meetings are open to the public. The Kalamazoo River CAG represents the area surrounding the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River EPA Superfund site. Superfund is the nation’s program to clean up inactive hazardous waste sites and is managed by the EPA. CAGs serve as a public forum for all interested parties to learn about site cleanup, present and discuss their needs and concerns, and develop community-based recommendations.

List of current members : Kalamazoo Superfund Site CAG - Member information (PDF)(4pp, 72K, About PDF)

Tuesday, January 7,

Proposed $245 Million Settlement for River Cleanup (EPA), EPA factsheet

 

Thursday, December 5

EPA factsheet (PDF) (6pp, 1.13MB, About PDF)

Presentation about Fish Tissue and Remediation: Wood Powerpoint Presentation - Fish Tissue Collection, Analysis, and Recovery Along the Kalamazoo River (PDF) (25 pp, 5.74MB About PDF)

Thursday, October 26

Presentation about the roles of the Natural Resource Trustees in cleanup and restoration. Understanding the Roles of the Natural Resource Trustee Council in Cleanup and Restoration (PDF)(27 pp, 11.39MB, About PDF

Thursday, Sept. 26

Presentation about the Otsego Township Dam Removal. Otsego Township Dam Removal and PCB Time Critical Removal Action (PDF) (30pp, 6.28MB, About PDF)

Thursday, August 8

Presentation about the background and status of all river area sites. Kalamazoo River Update Presentation(PDF)(79pp, 15.48, About PDF)

Thursday, June 27

Presentation on background and status of the Allied Landfill, Willow/A-site Landfill, and 12th Street Landfill. Presentation and slides of OU1 and OU2 Status (PDF)(36pp, 6.1MB, About PDF

 

Top of Page


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

Top of Page