UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION III- OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029
Phone - 215/814-5100 Fax - 215/814-5102
EPA Evironmental News
February 13, 1998
For immediate release
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USEPA Community Involvement Coordinator
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it will delay for several days the heat up of the incinerator at the Drake Superfund Site in order to review the comments and concerns of residents.
As promised by Tom Voltaggio, EPA's acting deputy administrator for Region III, at a public meeting held Feb. 10, in Lock Haven, Pa., the EPA will review and evaluate the comments of the citizens.
The gas burners were tentatively scheduled to be started Feb. 14. In order for the burners to reach a temperature sufficiently high enough to begin treating soil, they must be turned on at least a week or more before contaminated soil is fed into the incinerator.
EPA officials continue to stress that the incineration project poses no threat to the health of residents of the Lock Haven area, and that it is the safest and most efficient way to clean up the contaminated site.