EGLE in St. Louis for Q & A on Velsicol site today

The Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Energy Great Lakes and Environment will provide an in-person availability session today from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of St. Louis City Hall, 300 N Mill Street.

Representatives from both agencies will answer questions and talk one-on-one with members of the public the next phase of cleanup of the former Velsicol Plant site. Plans consist of excavating approximately 100,000 tons of contaminated soil from the southern portion of the former Velsicol Plant property and trucking this material off-site for disposal in a permitted landfill. Shoring will be placed around a portion of an excavation area in the southeast boundary of the former Velsicol plant site. The shoring consisting of metal sheet piling will prevent the excavation area from collapsing and will not be removed. Shoring work is scheduled to begin on the week of October 17.

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