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EPA plans to clean up contaminated material in Area 2, the stretch of the Kalamazoo River between the Otsego City Dam and the former Plainwell Dam, of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Site. The plan details EPA recommended cleanup options which include consolidating and capping material containing PCBs and other contaminants, Gun River excavation, and river channel realignment. See the presentation from the Aaea 2 proposed plan public meeting. (PDF) (42 pp, 9.33MB)

Kalamazoo River Proposed Plan Public Comment:

Comment on a proposed cleanup plan for Area 2 of the Kalamazoo River for the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site through August 30, 2017. There are several ways for you to share your comments with us:

Fact Sheet: EPA Proposed Cleanup for Area 2 of Kalamazoo River (PDF) (10pp, 1.71MB)

EPA Proposed Plan OU 5, Area 2 (PDF)(60 pp, 5.98 MB)

What do you think about EPA’s community involvement efforts at the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River site? Let us know by completing the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Site Customer Satisfaction Survey.

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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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