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MAY 2020, FOURTH FIVE-YEAR REVIEW COMPLETED: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has completed the Fourth Five-Year Review for the Shaw Avenue Dump Superfund Site. Five-Year Reviews are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) when hazardous substances remain on-site above levels that permit unrestricted use and unlimited exposure. Five-Year Reviews provide an opportunity to evaluate the site remedy to determine whether it remains protective of human health and the environment. This Five-Year Review found that the remedy at the site currently protects human health and the environment. This Five-Year Review Report was signed May 20, 2020. The document is available for review at:

FEBRUARY 2020, UPDATED SITE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN AVAILABLE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 completed an updated Community Involvement Plan (CIP) for the Shaw Avenue Dump Superfund Site. The CIP is available on the Site Documents and Reports page under Publicly Available Documents (PAD). It is also available through this link:




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Community Resources

For information on available community resources, please contact Pamela Houston, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, email:, or toll-free: 1-800-223-0425.

See the following information on one of the available community resources.


The national Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC) program provides independent assistance through an EPA contract to help communities better understand the science, regulations and policies of environmental issues and EPA actions. Under the TASC contract, a contractor provides scientists, engineers and other professionals to review and explain information to communities. The services are determined on a project-specific basis and provided at no cost to communities. This assistance supports community efforts to get more involved and work productively with the EPA to address environmental issues.

Examples include: reviewing and explaining technical information, facilitating community meetings, and developing information materials for communities.

For more information on TASC: Overview of TASC on EPA's website and the TASC Brochure (PDF)

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