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EPA ready to unveil cleanup plans for DePue contamination

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2016

Could something finally be done about contamination in DePue?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a couple meetings Wednesday at DePue High School. You can go and see the EPA’s proposed plan to clean up soil that’s been contaminated for decades. Problems started over a century ago with New Jersey Zinc and continued when their plant was taken over by Exxon and CBS.

You can check out the clean up plans from 3 until 5 and from 6 until 8. The EPA won’t actually be giving a formal presentation.

Next Wednesday the EPA will hold an official public meeting at the DePue High School from 6 until 8. A formal presentation will be given that night and the EPA will be collecting oral and written comments on their proposed cleanup plan.

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