ALLIED PAPER, INC./PORTAGE CREEK/KALAMAZOO RIVER
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Announcements and Key Topics
EPA selected a plan to clean up contaminated soil and sediment at a portion of the Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site near Otsego, Mich. Part of the plan is to remove the Otsego city dam. EPA plans to negotiate an agreement to ensure responsible parties pay for and implement the cleanup.
The recently signed record of decision is for the cleanup of the 1.9-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River between the former Plainwell Dam and the Otsego city dam, known as area 2 of operable unit 5 of the Superfund site. The cleanup addresses polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, contamination in sediment and soil from historic paper recycling operations.
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.
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.
Michigan Department of Community Health's fish advisory
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Web site on this project
Kalamazoo River Environment Natural Resource Damage Assessment - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service