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City to meet with EPA on Dec. 10

| December 5, 2008 11:00 PM

The Western News

Libby City Council scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 10 at City Hall to meet with the Environmental Protection Agency about a cleanup plan in the Riverfront Park area.

Mayor Doug Roll said cleanup alternatives will be discussed. The meeting will also serve as an opportunity to open up dialogue with the EPA, Roll said.

“Because it is on city property, we need to be involved with it,” Roll said about cleanup efforts at the old export plant site. “We need to know what’s going on.”

The EPA identifies the seven-acre city-owned area as Operable Unit 1. EPA toxicologist Chris Weis previously reported that high concentrations of vermiculite are buried underground.

Public review of a cleanup plan, the entire administrative record and public comment for remedial action are scheduled for this coming February. Cleanup is currently scheduled for July to October 2009.

The special city council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.