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Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England

Community Involvement Process

Citizens can also get involved by:

Once the extent of the contamination has been identified and the site has been categorized, EPA prepares a community relations plan to ensure community involvement. This plan is based on discussions with local leaders and citizens in the community.

In addition, EPA sets up a local information file in the community so that citizens can have access to information about the site. The information file or "repository" is usually located at a library or a public school and contains the official record of the site, reports and activities (called the Administrative Record), as well as additional site-related information.

These community involvement-related activities are part of the larger cleanup process.

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